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Asteroid dust may have triggered massive explosion of life on Earth 466 million years ago

Nearly half a billion years ago, there was a huge explosion of species development on Earth, causing the biodiversity of animals to increase dramatically -- but the true cause of that event has remained a mystery.

19 Sep 2019 6:34 am
Did Egyptians spur innovation by mysterious biblical kingdom 3,000 years ago?

A mysterious kingdom from Biblical times that underwent a major technological transformation almost 3,000 years ago might have been influenced by the Egyptians.

19 Sep 2019 3:59 am
Rare 10-million-year-old fossil unearths new view of human evolution

A 10-million-year-old fossilized ape has given scientists new insights into human evolution.

19 Sep 2019 2:46 am
Is this China's 'Loch Ness monster'? Footage goes viral

Grainy footage of something moving in China’s Yangtze River has been dubbed the country’s “Loch Ness Monster,” sending ripples through Chinese social media.

19 Sep 2019 1:47 am
Vikram Moon lander: Time is running out for scientists to make contact with probe

The Indian Space Research Organization lost contact with the unmanned probe when it was in the final stage of an audacious Moon landing attempt on Sept. 6.

18 Sep 2019 10:17 pm
Biblical shipwreck discovery? Anchor from St. Paul’s shipwreck identified, researchers claim

Researchers claim to have identified an anchor from St. Paul’s shipwreck on the island of Malta.

18 Sep 2019 9:58 pm
Mountain lion breaks into California home, gets cornered in bathroom before jumping out second floor window

A mountain lion who broke into a California home — seemingly in search of his next meal — was cornered into a bathroom after trying to make a run for it.

18 Sep 2019 9:25 pm
Loch Ness Monster 'giant eel' theory supported by newly surfaced video

The theory that the fabled Loch Ness Monster could be a giant eel has been given a boost thanks to a video posted to social media showing a long, slender creature swimming in the River Ness.

18 Sep 2019 8:48 pm
Massive volcano on Jupiter's moon could erupt imminently

Jupiter's moon Io is home to the most active volcano in the solar system, Loki Patera, a 125-mile-wide lava lake. Now, a new study suggests that Loki Patera is getting ready to erupt again.

18 Sep 2019 7:15 pm
Rare shapeshifting jellyfish found on the Pacific seafloor

What in the name of Neptune's beard is that thing? A ghost? An alien? The ghost of an alien?

18 Sep 2019 2:30 pm
Tampa Bay contains 4 billion bits of microplastic, shocking study indicates

There are more than 4 billion bits of microplastic floating in Tampa Bay, according to a new study.

18 Sep 2019 2:41 am
Wild 411-pound feral hog wrangled on Texas golf course, pictures show

A massive 411-pound feral hog marauding through a Texas golf course was captured and removed last week.

18 Sep 2019 12:55 am
Medieval 'queen's head' carving discovered

A medieval stone carving of a 12th century queen has been discovered at an Abbey in southern England.

17 Sep 2019 11:51 pm
Russian volcano eruption has caused rare purple sunsets all over the world

Volcanic eruptions can often be devastating to nearby regions, but a remote volcano in Russia is responsible for some beautiful sunsets, according to researchers.

17 Sep 2019 9:10 pm
Age of Saturn's rings debated as questions about life emerge

Saturn's rings may be shining as bright as ever, but the debate over how old they are has been given new life following a recently published study.

17 Sep 2019 6:21 pm
Why is it so hard to land on the Moon?

Space is hard. That was the takeaway on Sept. 7, when the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost contact with its Vikram lunar lander during an attempt to touch down at the moon's south pole. 

17 Sep 2019 2:30 pm
Thousands could flood rural Nevada town of 50 people after 'Storm Area 51' joke goes viral

The small town of Rachel, Nevada, located in the middle of the desert and home to only about 50 people, could be flooded with thousands of people this coming weekend after the joke Facebook post to storm Area 51 – the top-secret military base that conspiracy theorists believe houses aliens – went viral.

17 Sep 2019 7:59 am
Beaver battle! Watch beavers duke it out in rare footage

In rare footage, two beavers have been caught on camera wrestling with each other in a Scottish river.

17 Sep 2019 1:35 am
Mysterious shipwreck spotted, may be merchant ship sunk by U-boat during WW II

Scientists in the U.K. have spotted a mysterious shipwreck in the North Sea that may be a merchant ship sunk by a U-boat during World War II.

17 Sep 2019 12:15 am
Soccer stadium turned into 'forest' as artist highlights climate change

A soccer stadium pitch in Austria has been turned into a “forest” by Swiss artist Klaus Littmann to highlight climate change and deforestation.

16 Sep 2019 11:29 pm
Shipwreck of Captain James Cook's 'Endeavour' possibly discovered off Rhode Island, researchers believe

A mysterious shipwreck at the bottom of Newport Harbor is believed to be the famous HMS Endeavour, which Capt. James Cook sailed on when he discovered Australia. Marine archaeologists are ramping up their efforts to confirm that the wreck is indeed Cook’s historic ship.

16 Sep 2019 8:41 pm
Victoria, second-most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, set to go on display

Victoria, the second most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex, has finally gone on display after paleontologists first discovered the remains of massive beast six years ago.

16 Sep 2019 8:23 pm
To prepare astronauts for the Moon, NASA is using a giant water tank

As NASA prepares for a return to the Moon in 2024, it's using a massive water tank to help prepare potential astronauts for the challenges that come with going into space.

16 Sep 2019 6:12 pm
Mysterious 180M-year-old Jurassic-era crocodile identified

The identity of a massive prehistoric crocodile that lived 180 million years ago has finally been determined, nearly 250 years after its fossils were first discovered.

16 Sep 2019 5:27 pm
Distant black hole brightens every 9 hours and no one knows why

A black hole at the center of a distant galaxy is behaving like no other black hole astronomers have ever seen.

16 Sep 2019 2:30 pm
86 tigers rescued from infamous temple in Thailand have died, local media report

Over half of the 147 tigers confiscated from the Tiger Temple - a tourist attraction where visitors could take selfies with the big cats - have died in captivity within the last three years, local media reported.

16 Sep 2019 2:29 am
Friday the 13th harvest moon thrills skywatchers

A rare Friday the 13th Harvest Moon has been thrilling skywatchers.

14 Sep 2019 7:33 am
Hitler’s chilling plan for the invasion of Britain surfaces, up for auction

An extremely rare original copy of Hitler’s sinister plan to invade Britain has surfaced and will be auctioned in the U.K. this weekend.

14 Sep 2019 12:07 am
Secret diary of 'Polish Anne Frank' surfaces, set for publication after 70 years in bank vault

The secret diary of a Jewish teenage girl who died in the Holocaust is set for publication after spending 70 years in a bank vault.

13 Sep 2019 11:02 pm
Universe might be 2 billion years younger, shocking study says

The universe is assumed to be roughly 13.7 billion years old, but a stunning new study says it could be significantly younger than that — by a couple of billion years. 

13 Sep 2019 10:48 pm
Civil War cannonball discovered lodged in a tree at historic Missouri house

A Civil War cannonball has been discovered lodged in a walnut tree at a historic house in Independence, Missouri.

13 Sep 2019 10:13 pm
Friday the 13th sees 3 gigantic asteroids flying past Earth: NASA

It may be Friday the 13th, but don't let the thought of a killer asteroid scare you.

13 Sep 2019 9:12 pm
Mysterious, newly discovered comet is probably an interstellar visitor, scientists believe

Fresh off the excitement about Oumuaua, the first interstellar object discovered in our solar system, researchers have discovered what they believe is the second interstellar object.

13 Sep 2019 7:55 pm
Saturn shines in latest NASA image: 'Rings are still as stunning as ever'

Amateur astronomers in the Northern Hemisphere may be able to currently see Saturn, but NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken a series of images of the ringed planet that give new details about its rings, as well as its ever-changing weather.

13 Sep 2019 6:48 pm
Huge Ice Age kangaroo had unique link to giant pandas, researchers reveal

An extinct gigantic kangaroo that roamed southwestern Australia more than 40,000 years ago had something in common with giant pandas, scientists discovered.

13 Sep 2019 2:41 am
World’s most powerful electric eel discovered, can generate 860-volt shock

Lurking in the waters of the Amazon basin is a new species of electric eel that scientists say can generate a greater electrical discharge than any other known animal.

12 Sep 2019 10:50 pm
Mysterious ancient skeleton 'lovers' are male, experts reveal

Scientists are shedding new light on a mysterious skeleton couple buried holding hands.

12 Sep 2019 9:32 pm
There's a lost continent hiding beneath Europe

There's a lost continent hidden below southern Europe. And researchers have created the most detailed reconstruction of it yet.

12 Sep 2019 4:30 pm
Towering, balloonlike features found near Milky Way galaxy's center

A pair of radio-emitting bubbles that tower hundreds of light years above and below our galaxy were discovered by an international team of astronomers.

12 Sep 2019 5:10 am
Amazon sees more than 100,000 fires, causing spike in air pollution

The destructive blazes in the Amazon rainforest are spewing a toxic brew into the air and causing a spike in air pollution, new satellite images from the European Space Agency show.

12 Sep 2019 3:41 am
Water detected on potentially 'habitable' exoplanet for first time, scientists say

Scientists have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a “super-Earth” exoplanet with potentially habitable temperatures. The discovery, which is being touted as a milestone, could have major implications in the search for life outside the Solar System.

12 Sep 2019 12:55 am
4,500-year-old copper dagger, ancient artifacts, discovered at burial cave in northern Israel

A man walking down a dirt road in a village in northern Israel has discovered an ancient copper dagger blade.

11 Sep 2019 11:34 pm
'Genderless' penguin to be raised by same-sex couple at London aquarium

A baby penguin being raised by a same-sex penguin couple at an aquarium in the U.K. will be brought up without a gender — the first in aquarium history.

11 Sep 2019 11:04 pm
Scientists create northern white rhino embryos in milestone that could save the species from extinction

Scientists and conservationists have successfully created two northern white rhino embryos in a milestone that could save the species from extinction.

11 Sep 2019 10:46 pm
Cops use Tasers to incapacitate and free moose tangled in a hammock

Police in Wyoming used Tasers to incapacitate a moose that had become tangled in a hammock before freeing the unfortunate animal.

11 Sep 2019 8:41 pm
The voracious and invasive lionfish is taking over the Atlantic. Here's why.

One of the most notorious invasive species around, the lionfish, is known for its voracious appetite and can literally eat its competitors out of an ecosystem. And that's what the striking fish is doing, feasting its way through waters that stretch from the Gulf of Mexico to the Eastern Seaboard.

11 Sep 2019 4:31 pm
Search on for 'monkey' in Texas town after reports of primate swinging through trees, attacking residents: reports

Police and animal control staffers continued their search Tuesday for a loose primate that has been reportedly spotted swinging through trees and terrorizing residents in small Texas town over the past two days.

11 Sep 2019 11:32 am
Endangered sea turtle recovering in Florida after being shot in neck with spear

An endangered green sea turtle is recovering after being shot in the neck with a spear off the Florida Keys.

11 Sep 2019 3:42 am
Get set for 'spooky' Friday 13th Harvest Moon

Skywatchers are in for a spooky treat later this week thanks to the full moon known as the Harvest Moon.

11 Sep 2019 1:43 am