Officials in Alberta, Canada, say dumping of live goldfish into the ecosystem has resulted in freakishly large fish. The invasive species has no natural predator and is thriving in poor water conditions, according to Kate Wilson, aquatic invasive species specialist with Alberta Environment and Parks.
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Check out the footage of the Galapagos Island’s highest peak volcano spewing molten lava into the ocean.
Keep an eye on the skies over Hawaii on Wednesday. If all goes to plan, NASA will be testing out a saucer-shaped craft that could hold the key to a future human mission to Mars.
In order to meet federal safety regulations, trainers at the Miami Seaquarium will no longer perform rides with Lolita, the resident killer whale, following a federal safety investigation, the South Florida tourist attraction has announced.
Archaeologists and divers from across continents believe they have struck history gold, confirming the first ever discovery of a sunken slave ship.
Mars-bound astronauts will face several medical risks, among them cosmic radiation. UNLV researcher Frank Cucinotta has co-authored a study that looks at what cosmic radiation can do to the brain. The short answer: Nothing that’s good.
The region has been suffering from drought for 11 of the past 14 years, according to NASA, directly affecting more than 64 million people.
Meet Australopithecus deyiremeda, a newly discovered species of hominin that sheds light on our earliest ancestors, scientists say.
Scientists say a fossilized skull discovered deep inside a Spanish cave shows telltale signs of homicide — 430,000 years ago
The White House said on Tuesday the ethical issues associated with gene-editing on the human genome need further study by the scientific community and should not be pursued until issues are resolved.
Some 18,000 species, great and small, were discovered in 2014, adding to the 2 million already known, scientists said on Thursday, as they released a “Top 10” list that highlights the diversity of life.
The shores of Hobart, Tasmania, have been twinkling a bright, neon blue the past few days, turning the water’s surface into a scene that looks out of this world.
Since in many species, sperm is males’ only contribution to reproduction, biologists have long puzzled about why evolutionary selection, known for its ruthless efficiency, allows them to exist.
Scientists have discovered the first fish, known as the Opah or moonfish, to be fully warm-blooded enabling it to be a vigorous predator in frigid ocean depths.
The last intact section of one of Antarctica’s mammoth ice shelves is weakening fast and will likely disintegrate completely in the next few years, contributing further to rising sea levels, according to a NASA study released on Thursday.
A patch of gold, just a few centimeters wide and light as a feather, could reveal your innermost thoughts and feelings. This is the premise of Professor John Rogers’ Biostamp. By attaching flexible, miniature sensors to the user’s temple, he has been able to track brain waves in real time and transmit them as messages.
A Kickstarter campaign that launched Tuesday, which is fronted by Bill Nye (of “the Science Guy” fame), is asking for contributions to send a small spacecraft into the universe next year.
A New Jersey father has been ordered to pay child support for one girl in a set of twins after DNA tests proved he is not the father of both, according to court documents.
Boxing fans who described Saturday’s match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao as “out of this world” were really onto something: The fight will screen for U.S. astronauts on the International Space Station.
The endangered Devil’s Hole pupfish present a metabolic mystery that seems to defy the rules of biology.
It may not be space debris, errant asteroids or even malevolent aliens that thwart astronauts on any mission to Mars. It may be the ubiquitous galactic cosmic rays.
An Australian farmer found a 100-million-year-old sea monster in his own backyard.
The NASA spacecraft MESSENGER is about to crash onto Mercury.