A rockfish caught off the coast of Alaska may be the oldest member of its species ever captured, and possibly the largest.
Carbon disulfide, a common solvent and insecticide, is an unexpected, and highly-efficient, superconductor. But how does that lead to levitating trains?
Pluto's two smallest moons, one known as P4 and P5, now have official names. Despite a grassroots campaign, the name Vulcan was rejected by the official naming body.
HD 97658b, a super-Earth just 70 light years away, reveals details about itself during a stellar transit.
Amelia Earhart disappeared July 2, 1937. After 76 years, do we finally know what happened to the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean?
Nuclear fallout from Cold War tests of atomic weapons could help track down poachers of ivory. The same method cold also be used to solve murders and stop art forgeries.
A saber-toothed marsupial called Thylacosmilus atrox lived in South America 3.5 million of years ago. Why was this creature, with a bite weaker than a modern house cat, still a deadly hunter?
The Center for Solar Energy, due to become largest solar institute in the world, will be constructed on the campus of Texas A&M Central. It will not only power the campus, but 20,000 homes as well, and supply energy to Fort Hood.
Alcohol, in vast clouds of gas, is seen throughout space. But, the cold conditions were thought to be too chilly for reactions to occur. Quantum mechanics may explain how they form.
Earthquakes in Chile and Japan in 2010 and 2011 caused volcanoes to sink up to six inches. Two research teams measured nearly identical behavior, but they can't agree why it happened.
A cloned mouse has been created from a single drop of blood. This technique could pave the way to the creation of laboratory mice tailor-made with specific traits or defects.
A Wari tomb, over a thousand years old, has been found in Peru. This mausoleum, from the first empire of South America, is filled with gold and silver artifacts and the remains of 63 people, including three queens.
The Russian meteor that exploded above the city of Chelyabinsk created a shockwave that circled the globe twice. The blast is now estimated to have been 30 times more powerful that the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.
A rare white-throated needletail, the fastest-flying bird in the world, was killed by a wind turbine in Scotland as horrified onlookers watched.