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April 10, 2019

Great white shark charges at diver in terrifying moment captured on film

A 32-year-old photographer was able to capture incredible images of a great white shark charging his shark cage off Neptune Islands in South Australia.

April 10, 2019

Two thirds of ice in the Alps will melt by 2100 due to climate change, scientists warn

Emissions rising at their current rates will result in almost all of the glaciers in the Alps melting by the end of the century.

April 10, 2019

Oldest ice on Earth may be hiding 1.5 miles beneath Antarctica

European scientists looking for some of the oldest ice on the planet have homed in on a particular spot in Antarctica , where they will drill more than 1.5 miles (2.7 kilometers) below the surface of the ice.

April 10, 2019

These rocks look like they could topple at any moment. They hold 1,000 years of earthquake secrets.

Stacks of perfectly balanced large rocks in Israel’s Negev Desert appear to defy gravity, but a good shake could send them tumbling.

April 10, 2019

Fossilized remains of 430 million-year-old ‘sea monster’ found

The fossilized remains of a 430 million-year-old sea creature that had tentacles longer than its body have been found in Britain.

April 10, 2019

Mummified birds, mice found in ancient Egyptian tomb

A recently unearthed tomb from Ancient Egypt contained several mummified animals, including birds, mice and dogs, researchers said.

April 10, 2019

First-ever black hole image revealed

Scientists have released the first ever image of a black hole, revealing the distant object in stunning detail.

April 10, 2019

The Sun is spitting out ‘lava lamp blobs’ 500 times the size of Earth

The sun’s corona constantly breathes wispy strings of hot, charged particles into space — a phenomenon we call the solar wind .

April 9, 2019

NASA launches student rocket challenge

Nearly three dozen student teams from colleges, universities, high schools and some middle schools from around the country flocked to Huntsville, Ala., the location of the Marshall Space Flight Center, so their rockets could take flight.

April 9, 2019

Stargazing T. Rex gets a 67-million-year-old view of the night sky

Even an extremely dead apex predator deserves a beautiful view of the night sky — particularly one that reminds them of home.

April 4, 2019

Great white sharks have ‘toxic’ heavy metals in their blood, study finds

What do mercury, arsenic and lead have in common? If you guessed they’re all heavy metals, you’re right — at least in part. These elements are also found in the blood of great white sharks, according to a recent study.

April 4, 2019

Mummy of Pharaoh’s official discovered inside limestone sarcophagus in Egypt

The mummified remains of a high-ranking official named Khuwy were discovered in a colorful tomb that dates back 4,400 years.

April 4, 2019

Four-legged whale that lived 40 million years ago found off coast in Peru

Fossils of a four-legged whale that lived off the coast of Peru more than 40 million years ago have been discovered by researchers.

April 4, 2019

Search for lost sea containers leads to discovery of 16th-century Dutch shipwreck

A search for shipping containers that fell off a merchant ship during a storm earlier this year led to the discovery of a historic 16th-century shipwreck.

April 4, 2019

Stunning ‘Mirror Pools’ seen on ocean’s floor reveal otherworldly landscape

Scientists have discovered a strange and mesmerizingly beautiful space thousands of feet below the ocean’s surface.

April 4, 2019

NASA is sending ‘robotic bees’ to space

NASA is sending two of its robotic “astrobees,” a cube-shaped flying robot that will help take care of routine tasks and participate in experiments, to the International Space Station later this month.

April 4, 2019

Russian rocket en route to International Space Station to deliver supplies to astronauts aboard

A Russian cargo ship lifted off from a Kazakhstan air base Thursday and is set to dock at the International Space Station to deliver more than 3.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies to the six astronauts living on the floating space lab. 

April 4, 2019

Tiny vampire bugs devour turtles and snakes by sucking their insides out alive

Tiny water bugs are one of nature’s deadliest predators devouring frogs, turtles, ducks and even venomous snakes, stunned scientists have discovered.

April 4, 2019

Pompeii shocker: Ancient fast-food joint unearthed

Researchers have unearthed a new discovery at the ruins in Pompeii, an ancient eatery known as a thermopolium, akin to a modern-day snack bar, where patrons could get drinks and hot food.

April 4, 2019

17th-century massacre in Connecticut was New England’s ‘Jamestown’

A violent conflict between English colonists and Native Americans almost 400 years ago grew into a war that ended with the near extermination of an entire Indian tribe.

April 1, 2019

Wee orange ‘pumpkin’ frogs have bones that glow through their skin

In eastern Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, poisonous “pumpkin toadlets” use their vivid colors to warn off predators.

April 1, 2019

Pregnant whale found dead in Italy with 49 pounds of plastic in stomach

The dead body of a pregnant sperm whale washed up on the coast in Sardinia, Italy last week contained 49 pounds of plastic in its stomach, according to the country’s environment minister and CNN International.

April 1, 2019

Huge manatee ‘hugs’ Florida woman, flips her out of water in astonishing underwater footage

As the owner of an airboat tour company, Mandy Egner has had her fair share of close encounters with sea creatures — both small and large. But during a snorkeling excursion in Crystal River over the weekend, the Florida woman said she had a “once in a …

April 1, 2019

Tiny cubesats could do big science at the Moon and Venus

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Good things come in small packages: Two proposed microsatellites could help NASA explore Venus and the moon.

April 1, 2019

Astronauts help discover newfound crustacean during cave expedition

In training for exploration of the final frontier, astronauts have made a contribution to our understanding of life here on Earth.

April 1, 2019

Mysterious 4,000-year-old lost city discovered

A team of French archaeologists has located the remains of a lost ancient city in Iraqi Kurdistan.

April 1, 2019

Duck-billed dinosaurs roved the Arctic 69 million years ago, study says

Despite the harsh conditions seen today, duck-billed dinosaurs roved the Arctic 69-million-years-ago, according to a new study.

April 1, 2019

Dinosaur fossils kept secret for years show the day of killer asteroid

Research that had been kept secret for years that captured a fossilized snapshot of the day nearly 66 million years ago when an asteroid hit Earth, wiping out nearly all life on the planet, including the dinosaurs, has finally been released, shocking t…

April 1, 2019

Starquakes rock alien sun, revealing details of a ‘Hot Saturn’

A NASA space observatory called TESS has, for the first time, detected a planet orbiting a star with visible starquakes.

April 1, 2019

Seagull appears to snatch baby sea turtle during live BBC program

Viewers of the BBC One program “Blue Planet Live,” were evidently horrified after a Sunday night broadcast ended with footage of a seagull appearing to eat a baby turtle live on air.

March 31, 2019

Meteor lights up the skies over Florida with bright flash

A mysterious fireball that lit up the skies over Northern Florida on Saturday night turned out to be a meteor that was picked up on weather radar, according to officials.

March 30, 2019

750-pound alligator in Florida removed from park by police

Officials with the Jupiter Police Department in Jupiter, Fla., were tasked with removing a massive, roughly 750-pound alligator from a local park this week.

March 29, 2019

Schoolboy discovers long-lost 1,000-year old stone monuments from ancient kingdom

A 14-year-old schoolboy in Scotland has helped uncover long-lost medieval stone carvings in a church graveyard.

March 29, 2019

Bats in Minnesota dying from ‘white-nose syndrome’; areas of state see dramatic population decline

“White-nose syndrome” has drastically affected the bat population in Minnesota, the state’s department of natural resources said Thursday in a warning residents could see an increase in mosquitoes, moths and other insects without these winged creatures.

March 29, 2019

Norway to return thousands of Easter Island artifacts taken by explorer Thor Heyerdahl

More than fifty years ago, famed Norwegian explorer, Thor Heyerdahl took thousands of precious artifacts from Chile’s Easter Island, but this week the Nordic nation agreed to send them home.

March 29, 2019

WATCH: ‘Ninja’ kangaroo rat destroys rattlesnake in epic battle

A remarkable video has captured a kangaroo rat in Yuma, Az. leaping high into the air and kicking a rattlesnake in its face after the snake attempted to strike at the rat.

March 29, 2019

Why Saturn’s ‘ring moons’ are different colors and shapes

The bizarre shapes and diverse colors seen in some of Saturn’s moons may now be explained, with the help of data taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft before it plunged to its doom.

March 29, 2019

Enormous shark found with head bitten off by even bigger beast off Australia coast

An Australian fisherman has found a huge severed shark’s head in the ocean, sparking fears there could be massive super shark roaming the waters.

March 29, 2019

Warning graphic image: Gruesome pic shows toad turned inside out by mysterious predator

A disturbing and graphic image of a toad “turned inside out” has popped up on Twitter, no doubt the work of a deadly predator.

March 29, 2019

‘Worst disease ever recorded’ is responsible for ‘frog apocalypse’

An apocalyptic fungus that chews through the flesh of frogs and toads is the “worst disease ever recorded.”

March 29, 2019

Mars was once covered in wide, raging rivers

Mars was wet, until suddenly it wasn’t.