In some bizarre twist of fate, plankton from Earth's sea has reportedly wound up on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS). Experts know that certain bacteria can survive in space given the right conditions, but plankton is certainly not one of them. This of course raises the question, "how the heck did they get there?"
The fate of 18 captured Beluga whales is currently being determined after a Georgia aquarium went to court Wednesday seeking federal permission to bring these mammals to the United States from Russia, according to reports.
A hiker discovered a set of 125-million-year-old dinosaur footprints in Utah, and soon the public will be given the chance to see these extraordinary tracks.
Two rare snow leopard cubs have just made their public debut at the Bronx Zoo, and is something of a celebration given that these cats are among the most endangered in the world, according to a recent press release.
Severe flooding crashed through Nepal and India within the past few days, killing more than 160 people and destroying thousands-upon-thousands of homes. More than 130 people are still missing, according to international press. Experts warn this kind of event is not uncommon, and may even be increasing in frequency.
If you have arachnophobia, you may want to shield your eyes. The long lost Carolina wolf spider, which hasn't been seen for more than half a century, was just found recently in Ohio.
A manatee has drowned after getting stuck in a pool service shaft, the owners of a zoo in Paris said Monday.
It turns out that it's 'wabbit season' at Whole Foods. The grocery chain has begun selling rabbit meat in select stores nationwide, and animal activists are up in arms.
In an unusual event on Sunday, a pair of rattlesnakes performing a "combat dance" blocked a California bike path, unfazed by the onlookers staring at their tangoing behavior.
Scientists at James Cook University have captured on film a jellyfish sting in action in super slow motion.
In a sort of paradoxical situation, wildlife officials are taking the unusual step of sterilizing endangered desert tortoises, a species that they are in fact trying to protect.
After an intense series of small earthquake swarms, Iceland has elevated the threat level of one of its volcanoes to the second highest level possible, warning of an ever-increasing potential for eruption.
Beijing, the capital of China, has recently announced that it will ban all industrial use of coal by the end of 2020 in a continued effort to severely cap its country's greenhouse gas emissions.
SeaWorld San Diego plans to double the size of its orca environment, and fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild, officials announced Friday.