One of Mars exploration's greatest failures, the loss of the UK's Beagle 2, may not have been such a disaster after all. A set of photographs captured from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows that the craft had spotted the Beagle, and the Mars lander appears to be in good shape. So what went wrong?
Vietnam has recently suffered a number of internet cable system breaks and undersea ruptures, and as a result, network slowdowns and blackouts have plagued the country in recent months. However, while citizens are chalking these failures up to government ineptitude, some experts are saying this is actually the result of a natural disaster - driven by confused and curious sharks.
A type of rainbow trout, called steelheads, are dying off in droves as they make their way from Lake Ontario to the Salmon River in Oswego County, and the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) says it all has to do an inexplicable vitamin B deficiency.
For decades, experts have known that the Stellar sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) has been facing major and startling declines in population. However, unlike with most major predator species, what is driving these animals' decline remains a mystery. Now data from an ongoing investigation has come in, and it reveals some startling findings.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory recently detected an incredibly powerful flare of x-rays from the supermassive black hole that's at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, raising some serious questions about the behavior of this black hole, and how it influences the immense world that it plays host to.
The Abominable Snowman is something of a world-famous legend, and as most of these high-profile legends go, there are always scientists trying to debunk them. Now, recent DNA analyses of hair from two "yetis" has caused one lab to refute the claims of another concerning the legendary creature's true nature.
You thought you had seen it all, but a piglet in a small village in China was born with what appeared to be the face of a monkey, complete with forward facing eyes, a thick brow, and a simian jaw. It has since died.
Although the mad rush to snatch up those last minute Christmas gifts and Black Friday sales may make your bank account seem like a dark and empty abyss, you may have missed out on the true black holes that NASA was showcasing yesterday. Here's a recap.
The phenomenon of seed dormancy - when seeds wait for the right conditions to germinate for months, if not years at a time - has always fascinated experts. Now, researchers have discovered that seeds lay dormant even 360 million years ago, adding a bit more mystique to the already mysterious property.
The Amazon rainforest is full of some amazing things, but you've never seen this before. A wildlife photographer and a team of entomologists recently confirmed the existence of a beautiful and deadly (for prey, anyways) glowing worm.
An international team of researchers have brought attention to an unknown object in our Universe - a unique source of light at the edge of a galaxy some 90 million light-years away. Based off observational data, experts have theorized that this can be one of two incredibly unique things: either a giant black hole that was somehow exiled from the center of its own galaxy, or an incredibly massive star that is self-destructing.
Here's something you may have not known about ants: Once a year, for no discernible reason, some colonies just pack it up and move. Now, a new study attempts to investigate the "why" of this mystery by fleshing out some of the "how."
Some may find this story disturbing. Things are getting very strange very fast on a small island in the sub-Antarctic. That's because a number of fur seals are chasing down and forcing themselves onto king penguins for no discernible reason. Some of the assaulted penguins have even been eaten afterwards.
Saturn's moon Titan is home to one of the most intriguing mysteries of our solar system - the "magic island" of the Ligeia Mare sea. Now, a new flyby of the Cassini spacecraft has revealed that another sea may boast similarly intriguing island-like features.