North America's tallest mountain gets new name - and height
North America's tallest mountain doesn't just have a new name. It also has a new elevation.
Questions swirl around ancient Koran, which may predate Muhammad
Fragments of an ancient Koran, which scholars say may predate the accepted founding date of Islam by the prophet Muhammad, are sparking intense...
Lots of Trees to Hug: Study Counts 3 Trillion Trees on Earth
More than 3 trillion trees now grow on Earth, seven times more than scientists previously thought. But it's also trillions fewer than there used to...
Nostalgia for a Futuristic Logo
Two designers are trying to republish NASA’s manual for a modernist design that lasted 17 years.
Battle of the reptiles: Video captures fight between python and cobra
It’s a reptilian battle between the creepy crawlies. A video of two deadly snakes – a python and a king cobra – on a street in Singapore has been...
The hunt for a legendary Nazi gold train now involves the Polish army
The Polish army, including an explosives unit, will join scores of treasure hunters in the search for the rumored Nazi gold train apparently buried...
A real big bug problem: Iowa fossils show giant sea scorpion was dominant predator of its time
Earth's first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show.
Yearlong mock Mars mission will test mental toll of isolation
On Friday (Aug.
Soyuz Carrying 3-Man Crew Blasts Off for Orbiting Station
A Soyuz space craft carrying a Russian, a Dane and a Kazakh has blasted off for the International Space Station.
Volcano zone reservoirs could hold huge amounts of gold and silver
The heat is on for prospectors in what could be the next gold rush. According to a recent study in the journal Geothermics, a team of geologists...
Explaining the Strange, Stinky Appeal of the ‘Corpse Flower’
The rare plants are so popular that they’re requiring crowd control.
F.D.A. Warns 5 Producers of Powdered Caffeine
The Food and Drug Administration said pure powdered caffeine is “potentially dangerous” and threatened to seize the product if it found violations....