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.
Space is hard. That was the takeaway on Sept. 7, when the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)Â lost contact with its Vikram lunar landerÂ during an attempt to touch down at the moon's south pole.Â
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 theÂ joke Facebook post to storm Area 51 â€“ the top-secret military base that conspiracy theorists believe housesÂ aliens â€“ went viral.
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 Cookâ€™s historic ship.
Over half of the 147 tigers confiscated from theÂ Tiger Temple - a tourist attraction where visitors could take selfies with the bigÂ cats - have died in captivity within the last three years, local media reported.
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.
Scientists have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a â€œsuper-Earthâ€ 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.
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.
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.