An ancient "lost city," once home to a mysterious vanished civilization several centuries ago, was just discovered deep in the jungles of Honduras.
Birds don't seem all that smart. Despite being experts in the air, flying better than anything humanity has ever constructed, they still collide with a stunning number of cars and planes. Past studies have even revealed that a whopping 340 million birds have fatal run-ins with windshields annually. And yet, pigeons seem to never hit a single telephone pole, cable, flag post, or anything else a cityscape can throw at them. How can this be? A new study of mid-flight behavior has the answer.
These days the biggest mysteries that people are talking about seem to be bright spots, woolly rhinos, Martian "blobs," and yes, even blue-and-black dresses... or is it gold and white?! However, last summer, the world was transfixed by massive holes that had mysteriously appeared in Siberia seemingly overnight. Now, upon the arrival of even more holes, experts have come up with a promising theory about their origins.
Picture Old Faithful, the iconic geyser that erupts on a clockwork-like schedule every 91 minutes in Yellowstone National Park. Researchers have long studied this geyser, as it is an intriguing example of the natural phenomena and provides key clues as to how geysers may work. However, not every geyser is as predictable as this good ol' cone geyser, and until now the various forces behind their impressive displays remained a mystery.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is closing in fast on the protoplanet Ceres - one of two asteroids in our solar system so large that they may even boast their own unique surfaces and thin atmospheres. Imagery taken tens-of-thousands of miles away has now revealed two intriguing bright spots on the asteroid's surface, and experts have absolutely no idea what they could be.
Many will argue that there is no worse parent than one who abandons their child - especially for selfish reasons. Unfortunately, evolution doesn't select for what we think is "right" but for what works best. Now, new research has found that not only is abandoning a chick to be raised by others beneficial for zebra finches, but it may even be a trait that is selected for - improving the species as a whole.
A mysterious blob-like plume has risen from Mars' surface again and again, and researchers are still struggling to understand what exactly it could be.
Remember that mysterious "milky rain" that fell in parts of Washington and Oregon last week? Now a researcher from Washington State University (WSU) is making the claim that it is not volcanic ash caught in rainclouds, as was suspected, but rather the result of a rare event at an ancient lake.
The mummified body of a 200-year-old Buddhist monk was recently found in Mongolia. At the time, forensics experts had made the claim that the man had long been deceased. But now a Buddhist academic is making the claim that the monk is in fact alive and simply in a deep state of meditation, only a single step away from total enlightenment.
The massive 55 pound miracle seeds of the coco de mer palm are the stuff of legend. Now new research has determined that careful engineering and good "parenting" ensure these seeds grow to to such an impressive size.
A mysterious substance locals are calling "milky rain" was found falling in parts of Washington and Oregon last Friday afternoon and into the night. Experts are now speculating about its origins while simultaneously reassuring locals that it's unlikely a threat to public health.
Lying in deep-sea sediments are bacteria that have remained unchanged for the last two billion years, and this lack of evolution - the largest ever reported - is eluding scientists, new research says.
A tattooed frozen mummy called Oetzi, discovered over 20 years ago, has long been known to boast some serious body art, and now researchers have found some fresh ink, reopening the debate about the role of tattoos in prehistoric times.
They're calling him "Bart the Zombie Cat." Like the opening of a horror flick, this battered tomcat literally clawed out of his grave in Tampa, Fla. after he had been laid to rest. Thankfully, he didn't immediately set out to spread an apocalyptic disease or chow on brains like your typical zombie. Instead, he was just looking for some water.
Pests don't appear to be as fearless in their pursuit for food as we might think. The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), an invasive pest that recently found its way into Florida and Puerto Rican citrus farms, seems to avoid heights, according to new research, offering some new clues about the voracious insect's vulnerabilities.