NASA confirms ancient lake existed on Mars 2 to 3 billion years ago
Billions of years ago, there were lakes shimmering on Mars.That is the conclusion from the team behind NASA's Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity,...
This pig-nosed rat with vampire teeth will haunt your dreams
It has a nose like a cute little piglet's, ears that only a mother could love and teeth that would make Dracula run in fear: This odd-looking...
Migraines may begin deep in the brain
Blocking a single neurotransmitter in the brain may stop the firing of the nerves that are linked with migraine headaches, a new study in animals...
Study claims to locate genetic differences between gay, straight men
A new study claims to have located nine parts of the male genetic code that indicate whether a person is heterosexual or homosexual.
NASA spacecraft discovers blue sky, red ice on Pluto
The sky over Pluto may not be sunny, but it's undoubtedly blue.
Martian sand dune resembles a massive leech
A leech appears to be crawling across the surface of Mars.
Venomous caterpillar packs a punch
This caterpillar packs quite a punch.
NOAA: Coral bleaching has gone global for the third time ever
The alert comes after forecaster spotted bleaching in Hawaii and then determined it was spreading to the Caribbean
Draconid meteor shower: What you need to know
Tonight is the night to catch a glimpse of a shooting star.The rare opportunity for skywatchers comes Thursday and Friday with the annual Draconid...
'Queen of Ivory': Africa’s infamous poaching mastermind nabbed
Authorities in Africa hunted down one of their biggest trophies to date last week - an ivory-trafficking mastermind they say is at the center of a...
Extinct hippolike creature was prehistoric vacuum cleaner
About 23 million years ago, an ancient hippo-size mammal used its long snout like a vacuum cleaner, suctioning up food from the heavily vegetated...
Fossil could settle the debate over whether early birds really did fly
We know some dinosaurs had feathers but there remains plenty of debate over whether prehistoric birds such as Archaeopteryx could actually take to...