A skydiver is lucky to be alive after what appears to be a meteorite nearly struck him during free fall.
Fossilized dinosaur tracks in Glenn Rose, Texas - perhaps some of the most well known on Earth - have been rendered into an accurate 3D model based on photographs taken 70 years ago before the site was excavated and placed in museums or lost over time.
The Pittsburgh bald eagle family that rose to Internet stardom via a free live stream of their nest got its newest member Wednesday, when the last of three eggs hatched.
Authorities in the Australian beach town of Tathra believe a women was "taken by shark" Thursday morning while she was participating in a group swim.
New analysis of the surface of Mercury suggests that the tiny planet saw volcanic activity for an extended period of its history.
Despite an early spring accumulation of snow in Northern California's mountains, annual snowpack levels are still below average, according to the state's Department of Water Resources.
Early nomadic sheepherders played an important role in spreading domesticated crops along the Silk Road, according to a new study.
A new composite image of a distant and radiant galaxy suggest that its past may be murderous. About 3 billion years ago the galaxy, known innocently enough as NGC 1316, destroyed a dusty spiral galaxy by consuming it whole.
US President Barack Obama renewed the call for Iceland to stop its commercial whaling operations Tuesday by directing US officials to continuing to pressure Iceland to conform to international standards, but the US will not impose trade sanctions against the Nordic nation.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has sent a five-person team to Guinea to assist in treating a deadly outbreak of Ebola.
A massive 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the north coast of Chile late Tuesday, spawning a tsunami that pounded the shores with 2-meter (7-foot) waves.
The remains of a saber-toothed cat have been found in a 300,000-year-old layer of rock stratum where scientists have also located wooden spears, indicating that early humans also inhabited the same area and likely fought the cat or defended themselves against it.
An investigation into what caused the March 22 landslide that devastated the community surrounding Oso, Wash., is being conducted with the help of Joseph Wartman, a geotechnical engineer based at University of Washington.
The disruption of underground microbial communities caused by deforestation and the effects of climate change on forest ecosystems will be greater in some soil types, such as sandy soils, than in others, according to a new study led by Yale University researchers.