Maralinga Journal: Australia’s Least Likely Tourist Spot: a Test Site for Atom Bombs
“Yes, there is still radiation here,” Australia’s only nuclear tour guide says of Maralinga, where the Australian and British governments dropped...
Researchers work to free whale with jaw wrapped in fishing line for years
Researchers in Massachusetts are hopeful they'll finally be able to free an endangered North Atlantic right whale named who has had a fishing line...
Trilobites: Gray Ghosts, the Last Caribou in the Lower 48 States, Are ‘Functionally Extinct’
The herd of southern mountain caribou, the last in the contiguous United States, has dwindled to three animals. Conservationists attribute the...
E. Coli Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce Infects People in 11 States
No one has died in the outbreak, though 35 have been infected, including three people who have developed a type of kidney failure, officials say.
Global Health: ‘We’re Out of Options’: Doctors Battle Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak
An aggressive typhoid strain, resistant to five types of antibiotics, is expected to replace other endemic strains worldwide. It could evolve to...
Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day
Viruses shape the ecology of the planet, but scientists still have only a rudimentary understanding of the microbial impacts on animals, plants and...
Trilobites: The Evolution of the Eyebrow
A new study suggests that brow ridges probably didn’t evolve for practical reasons, but for sometimes subtle communications.
Trilobites: Sea Turtles Use Magnetic Fields to Find Their Birthplace Beach
Using loggerhead genetics, researchers traced the routes of turtles that return decades after birth to nest near their original homes.
WARNING, GRAPHIC IMAGES: Greedy snake tries to eat 8 chicken eggs at once, fails miserably
Never has the idiom "one's eyes are bigger than one's stomach" been more true than for this greedy King cobra snake.
NASA Tess spacecraft to prowl for planets as galactic scout
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Look up at the sky tonight. Every star you see — plus hundreds of thousands, even millions more — will come under the...
'Superflares' may make it hard for life to thrive on Earth's nearest exoplanet
The nearest exoplanet to Earth may get hit hard by damaging ultraviolet radiation, making it tough for life to survive there, a new study suggests.
Titanic stunner: Menu from first meal served on doomed ocean liner up for auction
An extraordinarily rare copy of a lunch menu from the RMS Titanic is going up for auction later this month. The menu, one of just two known to man,...