If a dangerous meteorite comes heading Earth's way, there's actually only a 10 percent chance that experts behind NASA's near-Earth object (NEO) tracking program will even notice it in time to warn an endangered public.
A team of scientists in New Zealand have pulled up from the depths of the Antarctic a fabled colossal squid, only the second intact specimen ever found in the ocean.
The Philippines' most active volcano is in the midst of a "gentle eruption," giving officials ample time to heighten warnings, extend danger zones, and encourage affected citizens to flee for their lives before the real eruption begins.
Just last week, Elon Musk revealed that one of his main goals for Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is to eventually build a city on Mars, ushering in an age when humanity is a multi-planet dwelling species.
Countries will clash over Japan's controversial whaling program after announcing its intention to continue hunting in the Antarctic next year, despite a ruling by the top UN court.
A rare, flawless, and blue-colored diamond went on display at LA's Natural History Museum on Friday, adding significant value and vibrant sparkle to its already existing gem collection.
Just last year, an expert at MIT suggested that babies cry, despite the fact that this makes them "predator beacons," because the "annoying sound" helps adult humans wage war more efficiently. It was even proposed that our ancestors wore babies into battle to heighten their blood-lust.
Two clouded leopard cubs that were born at the Houston Zoo three months ago made their public debut this week, and since then have inspired conservation efforts for this endangered species.
September is a month best characterized by last minute barbeques, beach runs, sun tan lotion, and back to school shopping. The last thing you'd expect is having to break out the snow shovel, but on Thursday some South Dakota residents had to do just that, with one of the state's earliest snow falls ever.
Skywatchers in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland may be in for a colorful surprise tonight, with the possibility of the Northern Lights streaking across the skies tonight and Saturday evening.
Another eruption surge on Iceland seems likely to occur as toxic fumes continue to spread across the country and into new regions.
Canada lynx gained new federal protections in New Mexico on Thursday, wildlife officials announced, serving as an important step towards this elusive species' recovery.
The bear named Daniza recently mauled a man who had been out searching for mushrooms. The bear had felt her cubs were threatened when she attacked, but Italian officials attempted a capture of the animal anyways, and it went horribly wrong.
Now retired astronaut Frank Culbertson was the only American not on the planet the day of the 9/11 strike, but that certainly doesn't mean that he didn't feel the impact of this tragedy. In fact, as he recalls in letters and a recent video, hearing about the attack from so far away was a profoundly heart-wrenching experience.
An elephant conservationist from Maine, who dedicated his life to caring for these majestic mammals, was ironically crushed to death Tuesday when one of the animals accidentally stepped on him, according to police reports.