Corals reefs are suffering a severe underwater heat wave this year for the third time on record, including a mysterious warm patch in the Pacific known as "The Blob", scientists said on Thursday.
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Burmese snub-nosed monkeys are just one of a range of new species discovered in the eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to a report published this week from the conservation group WWF that highlights the region's spectacular biodiversity.
Keep your eyes peeled. A spectacular rocket launch is set to take place before your eyes.
Aerospace scientists at Planetary Resources, an asteroid mining company, have a singular mission in mind: find energy resources in outerspace, utilize them on Earth and build out to rest of the solar system while making a business venture of it.
The world had been wrecked. An asteroid impact in Mexico compounded by colossal volcanism in India 66 million years ago had killed about three-quarters of Earth's species including the dinosaurs. But relatively soon afterward, a plucky critter that looked like a beaver was thriving.
If you've ever been interested in seeing the Apollo missions in ways you've never even dreamed of, the Project Apollo Archive might be for you.
Nefertiti disappeared without a trace 3,000 years ago. Could the long-lost Egyptian queen be just the other side of a wall?
That's not a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" floating before your eyes. You're seeing the first biofluorescent reptile discovered by scientists. While filming small sharks and coral reefs in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, marine biologists had a stunning encounter with a "glowing" sea turtle.
Space fans and sky watchers throughout much of the world were able to see the supermoon eclipse.
Scientists analyzing data from a NASA spacecraft have found the first evidence that briny water flowed on the surface of Mars as recently as last summer, a paper published on Monday showed, raising the possibility that the planet could support life.
Skywatchers around Las Vegas and the world witnessed the supermoon eclipse Sunday night, when the shadow of Earth cast a reddish glow on the moon.
The United States and much of the world will see skies graced by a bright, big moon that will be encapsulated in a total lunar eclipse late Sunday evening into early Monday, according to NASA.
The origins of the enamel that gives our teeth their bite is no ordinary fish tale.
Last October, Los Angeles-based filmmakers Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet spent about 36 hours in Black Rock Desert, 150 miles northeast of Reno, positioning planets and carving orbits across the face of the same dry lake bed that plays host to Burning Man.
A cloak of invisibility may be common in science fiction but it is not so easy in the real world. New research suggests such a device may be moving closer to reality.
When a group of friends became fed up with the representation of the solar system in models and images, they drove to Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada to create an accurate visual scale of the universe.
Nearly 1,000 years ago, a young Gaelic man came to a violent end among the dispersed farmsteads of northwestern Ireland.
Two years after they were tipped off by cavers plumbing the depths of the limestone tunnels in the Rising Star Cave outside Johannesburg, South Africa, university professor Lee Berger and his team have discovered what they say is a new addition to our family tree.
A pair of young girls from Seattle over the weekend launched a weather balloon that flew twice as high as a commercial airliner — complete with a Lego R2D2 figurine and a photo of their cat, Loki.
Asteroid? Balloon? Space junk? Social media in Thailand lit up Monday morning as commuters posted photos and videos of a mystery fireball that briefly illuminated the Thai capital's sky.
NASA's rockets are astounding machines, capable of blasting into space at thousands of miles per hour and withstanding temperatures twice the melting point of steel.
Scientists are marveling at the world's oldest sea scorpion — the Pentecopterus, named after a Greek warship.
Swarms of stinging jellyfish have invaded the beaches of Israel and the eastern Mediterranean, wrapping their painful tentacles around the limbs of unsuspecting bathers who ventured too far into the water.
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