300-pound bear squeezes through California couple's kitchen window in shocking video
A family in California received an unexpected visitor earlier this month when a roughly 7-foot, 300-pound black bear entered their home through the...
NASA unveils bold new plan to protect Earth from asteroids
NASA unveiled its plan to protect Earth and predict the chances for a threat from a near-Earth object (NEO), outlining five goals, including...
Cotton candy-colored lobster caught off Maine coast: It's the 'rarest of the rare'
A Canadian fisherman made a 1-in-100 million catch when he pulled a rainbow-colored lobster out of the water off the coast of Maine.
Space 'dumpling' looms into view as spacecraft prepares for asteroid rendezvous
The “dumpling-shaped” asteroid Ryugu is looming into view of Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft as it prepares to rendezvous with the space rock.
Did plate tectonics set the stage for life on Earth?
A new study suggests that rapid cooling within the Earth's mantle through plate tectonics played a major role in the development of the first life...
Rare giant manta ray nursery discovered off Texas coast
Tucked away in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the world's first known nursery for baby manta rays has been discovered amid the shallow...
Astronaut Mark Kelly blasts Trump's Space Force plan, calls it 'a dumb idea'
Retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly has lambasted President Trump's proposal to create a Space Force, saying the Air Force already does the tasks...
Blue whale found on California coast died from ship strike, scientists say
A 62-foot blue whale carcass that washed ashore north of San Francisco on Monday died from a ship strike, the Marine Mammal Center said Tuesday.
A guide to summer solstice, from Stonehenge to the earth's tilt
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, rejoice! The summer season will officially commence on Thursday, June 21 thanks to the summer solstice.
New Group, With Conservative Credentials, Plans Push for a Carbon Tax
A new lobbying group is hoping to build support for a “climate dividend” plan. Its members include Trent Lott, Janet L. Yellen and Ben S. Bernanke.
Dr. Adel Mahmoud, 76, Dies; Credited With Major Vaccines
As president of Merck Vaccines, Dr. Mahmoud overcame doubts in developing vaccines against two threats to women and babies: HPV and rotavirus.
Zookeeper's heartfelt tribute to world's oldest Sumatran orangutan
A keeper at Perth Zoo has written a beautiful tribute to the world’s oldest Sumatran orangutan after she passed away at the age of 62.