A guide to summer solstice, from Stonehenge to the earth's tilt
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, rejoice! The summer season will officially commence on Thursday, June 21 thanks to the summer solstice.
Scientists honor Obama by naming ancient sea creature after him
The University of California, Riverside, explained Monday in a news release that the moniker “honors President Barack Obama’s passion for science.”
A dead great white shark on Santa Cruz Beach leads to a criminal investigation
When one of the ocean's top predators washes up dead on a beach, it's likely that something fishy must have happened. On Sunday (June 17),...
Thanks to China, over 100 million metric tons of plastic waste will soon have nowhere to go
If a giant wave of plastic garbage washing up our shores seems like the stuff of science fiction, think again.
T. Rex couldn't stick out its tongue
T. rex may have been a highly successful predator, but it would have been terrible at licking stamps, lollipops or popsicles, thanks to a tongue...
This fresh meteoroid impact on Mars triggered a dusty avalanche
A small space rock crashed into Mars recently, and NASA has captured an amazing view of its crater grave site, as well as the trail from an...
California mega-earthquake fear: Is the San Andreas fault at risk of the 'Big One'?
New research suggests that a newly-discovered 'structure' in the San Andreas fault line could result in a massive earthquake, often referred to as...
Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, dies at 46
Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died.
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.