The next Ninja Turtle? Green-haired turtle with unique ability added to endangered species list
While striking in both appearance and ability, the Mary river turtle may not be the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, but it is now one of the most...
NASA chooses its next chief scientist: Jim Green
NASA has tapped Jim Green to be its next chief scientist, agency officials announced today (April 10).
Peter Grünberg, 78, Winner of an ‘iPod Nobel,’ Is Dead
A discovery of how to store vast amounts of data by manipulating magnetic and electrical fields paved the way for devices like the smartphone.
Post-WWII military shell reeled in by surprised Massachusetts fishermen
A group of fisherman searching for clams and quahog off the coast of Massachusetts instead came across a unexploded military shell, police said.
Jockey mistakes 15-foot python for 'big crack' on horse racetrack
Jockey Masayuki Abe was rounding the corner on his horse at Cannon Park Racecourse in Cairns, Australia, around 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday when he...
Threatened: A Green-Haired Turtle That Can Breathe Through Its Genitals
Getting on the endangered list issued by the Zoological Society of London isn’t actually about looks. Creatures have to be evolutionarily...
Scientist Behind Dolly the Sheep, a Key to Parkinson’s Research, Has the Disease Himself
Dr. Ian Wilmut said he received the diagnosis four months ago and would participate in a major research program to test new types of treatments.
64 Pounds of Trash Killed a Sperm Whale in Spain, Scientists Say
A 33-foot-long young sperm whale that washed ashore in February in the Mediterranean Sea had consumed plastic bags, fish netting and even a plastic...
Matter: All by Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the World
Many botanists argued that humans must have carried the valuable staple to the Pacific from South America, a hidden chapter in human history. Not...
Ancient Chinese teapot worth $600,000 discovered by British family goes up for auction
A 3,000-year old bronze vessel that was looted by a British soldier from a palace in Beijing fetched $581,600 at auction this week.
Hurricane names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate now 'officially retired'
The names of four deadly hurricanes that caused significant amounts of damage to the United States and Caribbean last year are being retired,...
Baby in China Is Born to Surrogate 4 Years After His Parents’ Deaths
After a long legal battle, the parents of the deceased couple sued for the release of embryos conceived in vitro, and turned to a surrogacy agency...