Computer animation of Deinocheirus mirificus walking. The bizarre-looking dinosaur had unusually large forearms and features that seem cobbled together from other dinosaurs.
Ebola’s first documented outbreak was in 1976. But the Ebola virus family has been around for 16 to 23 million years, says new research.
Researchers trace oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill to the Gulf of Mexico’s deep floor
In the spirit of Halloween? No. These biologists routinely dress as whooping cranes to care for chicks that will eventually be released into the wild.
Halloween time is spider time. Three amazing spider skills you might not have known about.
You might think twice about walking down that dark alley alone after learning about the nefarious habits of the vampire bat, squid and finch.
Are those loud rumbles of thunder – or pelts of hail hitting your roof and knocking on your windows – or a crazed psycho killer on the loose?
Amazing double rainbow arcs across the sky. Lightning gets in on the act.
At yesterday’s solar eclipse, the moon’s shadow brushed Earth. But what about Earth’s shadow? You can see it any clear evening …
The Hindu festival of Diwali is October 23, 2014. It’s a festival of light! But not so much so that you can see the light of Diwali from space.
Two cool nighttime photos by astronauts aboard the ISS. Check out the bright city lights.
Parasitic flowers of the genus Rafflesia are monstrous in size and diabolical in smell.
Scientists say that the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 was a thousand-year event. A monster wave might strike Hawaii about as often.
A new global map of the ocean, made with satellite data, reveals thousands of previously uncharted seamounts.
Hundreds of millions of people in countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh depend on the Hindu Kush Himalayan glaciers for food, energy and water.
The fabled quinary or 5th order rainbow is made by sunlight reflected five times inside raindrops. Now, for the first time, we have an image of one.
Something to think about while raking.
A study demonstrates that Earth’s last magnetic reversal – 786,000 years ago – happened in roughly the span of a human lifetime.
Four urban sections of the San Andreas Fault system in Northern California have stored enough energy to produce major earthquakes, according to a new study.
Hummingbirds playing in a fountain. Toward the end, listen for the little clicks and chirps.
Crocs are able to conduct highly organized game drives. They might be second only to humans in their hunting prowess, says a researcher.