California researchers accidentally find 'feisty' rodent thought to have gone extinct 30 years ago
Researchers from the San Diego Natural History Museum and the non-profit Terra Peninsular were scratching their heads when they found unfamiliar...
Global Health: Ethicists Call for More Scrutiny of ‘Human-Challenge’ Trials
A vaccine study in which subjects are to be deliberately infected with Zika is on pause after ethicists said it had “insufficient value.”
'Extremely rare' shark seen for first time in a decade at fish market
A shark that hasn't been seen in more than a decade was found in an unusual location: an Indian fish market.
Giant whale bumps into Maryland pier, shocks fishermen
A man fishing off of a pier in Maryland had an unexpected encounter with a whale, a video shows.
Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend: What to know about the starry spectacle
The annual Lyrid meteor shower will put on a spectacular display -- with 10 to 20 meteors per hour -- as it peaks this weekend.
Trilobites: What a Scientist Learned From Studying the ‘Synchronized Swimming of Sea Monkeys’
Tiny crustaceans complete a massive daily vertical migration in the world’s oceans. New research suggests their commute may play an important role...
Doomsday timeline: Dates when David Meade, others said the world was supposed to end
The start to the end of the world is coming, according to doomsday writer David Meade.
Knife-wielding monk seal pup spotted on Hawaii beach
Hawaiian officials are warning beachgoers after a monk seal pup was spotted on a local beach with a knife in its mouth.
Ultrasound found the secret of a people who dive deep
"They are simply a stranger to the land," an anthropologist says of Southeast Asia's Bajau people, and a new study shows their bodies have changed...
Zoo kangaroos weren't active—so visitors threw bricks at them
One kangaroo is dead and another is injured after visitors at a Chinese zoo hurled rocks and other objects at them in two separate incidents.
What's next for NASA's TESS exoplanet hunter?
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's newest planet-hunting powerhouse, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), leaped into orbit Wednesday...
9-foot alligator wrangled out of Florida homeowner's pool
Florida police say they had to assist a trapper Thursday after a 9-foot alligator was spotted taking a dip in an Odessa homeowners’ pool.