Secret tunnel near 'Dracula's dungeon' uncovered
Archaeologists still aren't entirely sure where a secret passageway beneath a castle in Turkey leads, but visitors can now explore it for...
'Yeti' crab grows its own food, lives in Antarctic spa
What's white and blind and hairy all over? A yeti, of course! Or, in this case, a yeti crab — a marine creature that lives near the thermal vents...
More than 100 years later, scientists can finally tell animal's head from its butt
A strange sea creature's embarrassment is over.
'Endangered' cougar has likely been extinct for 70 years
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is planning to remove the eastern cougar from the endangered species list after determining the subspecies...
California Turns to Stopping Water Leaks
In the midst of a devastating drought, the state finds that no loss of water is trivial and goes about finding and fixing them....
Faster Fiber-Optic Transmissions Reported by Researchers
A group of electrical engineers says that sending information in a new fashion could, in theory, double the capacity of fiber-optic circuits....
Next Stop: In Chile’s Elqui Valley, Intergalactic Sightseeing Is the Star
Astronomers and stargazers are flocking to the Chilean destination, where night skies offer brilliant views despite the growing threat of light...
World’s Aquifers Losing Replenishment Race, Researchers Say
Nearly a third of the world’s 37 largest aquifers are being drained faster than water can be returned to them, threatening regions that support two...
Journal Science Releases Guidelines for Publishing Scientific Studies
The journal published guidelines on Thursday aimed at reducing scientific misconduct and at making studies easier to check and replicate....
Crossbreeding Could Help Coral Survive Warming Waters
Mixing and matching corals of the same species from different latitudes could help reefs survive despite warming ocean temperatures, a new study...
Solar Impulse 2’s epic journey in pictures
The Solar Impulse 2 plane is undertaking a historic solar-powered journey around the globe. The lightweight plane, a larger version of a...
Here's how the turtle got its shell
For at least a century, scientists have puzzled over the turtle.