Why did rattlesnake cross the road? Because Virginia cops stopped traffic for it
Police in Roanoke, Va., apparently want drivers to brake for snakes. Officers delayed motorists at a busy intersection Tuesday as they diverted...
Why does Venus spin so weirdly?
For years, scientists have been unable to agree on the length of a day on Venus, but one new study might put an end to this confusion.
National park searches, rescues costing millions, figures show
Search and rescue operations in America's national parks cost taxpayers more than $3 million last year, with the Grand Canyon in Arizona and...
Indiana wildlife officials catch 'peculiar' eel-like creature in local swamp
Indiana park officials stumbled upon a "peculiar" creature when they were working in a Posey County swamp last week.
Hammerhead shark fights tarpon as Florida boaters watch in shock
A Florida woman out for a boat ride on Sunday captured shocking footage of what appears to be a hammerhead shark chasing a tarpon.
World's first known manta ray nursery discovered off the Texas coast, scientists say
Scientists have discovered a site off the Texas coast that they say is the world’s first known manta ray nursery.
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...