China launches new crew for space station with goal to put astronauts on moon before 2030
The new team, including China’s first civilian astronaut, will return to Earth after completing their six-month mission.
See some of the 5,000 new species found in planned mining zone of the deep Pacific
The Clarion-Clipperton Zone is a vast 2.3 million square-mile region located between Hawaii, Kiribati and Mexico in the central and eastern Pacific. It is regulated by the International Seabed Authority.
Solar telescope provides spectacular sun photos in unprecedented detail
The National Solar Observatory said the sunspots seen in the images are dark and cooler regions on the sun’s surface, known as the photosphere.
Jupiter's forecast: Swirling storms as big as Earth that last for years
People get antsy when a big storm washes out for a few days. Imagine a storm lasting for years and large enough to cover the entire planet.
Oregon Zoo's high-tech 'smart egg' could help save endangered California condor
The electronic replica condor egg was created by a 3D printer. It records sound, temperature, movement and other data critical to saving the species – one of the original animals included in the 1973 Endangered Species Act.
See the giant sunspot estimated to be about 4 times larger than Earth
Sunspots are caused by magnetic fields that twist in a chaotic manner and often create solar flares and coronal mass ejections.
Scientists baffled over apparent coordinated attack by killer whales on boats
Spain’s Maritime Rescue service said that killer whales repeatedly ran into the Mustique, a 20-meter (65-foot) vessel sailing under a U.K. flag, late on Wednesday, rendering its rudder inoperative and cracking its hull. Spanish rescuers needed to pump out seawater before towing her to safety.
Cambodian reptile farm owner killed by crocodiles after falling into enclosure
There were about 40 crocodiles living in the enclosure during the tragic attack.
Watch: Lion stuns family on safari, comes within feet of them at campsite
Incredible video shows the lion wandering through the campsite before approaching the family.
Shark bites leg off American tourist in Turks and Caicos: report
An American tourist has lost her leg after being bitten by a shark while vacationing in Turks and Caicos, police say.
Virgin Galactic completes final test flight before launching paying customers to space
The flight came nearly two years after Richard Branson beat fellow billionaire and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to space.
Mountain lion tracked by biologists gives birth to 3 healthy kittens in wilderness outside Los Angeles
A mountain lion studied by biologists in wilderness areas near Los Angeles has given birth to three healthy kittens.
How to watch a new supernova explode on Thursday
SN 2023ixf is a Type II supernova, an explosion that occurs after a massive star runs out of nuclear fuel and collapses.
Yellowstone National Park officials say man disturbed baby bison, resulting in its death
The incident occurred on the evening of May 20 in the park's northeastern corner in Wyoming.
New study reveals what, exactly, in human body odor attracts mosquitoes
What draws mosquitoes to certain people over others? A recent study aimed to investigate this question and found that mosquitoes “consistently, night after night," chose the same human scent.
Video shows curious bear cub wheeling trash bin down driveway
“It was getting ready to take out the trash," the homeowner joked.
Mexico City airports shut down due to spewing ash from Popocatepetl volcano
Mexico City’s two main airports were temporarily shut down Saturday due to ash spewing from the nearby Popocatepetl volcano.
Missouri man credits cow with helping him accomplish decade-long fishing goal
John Goad has been trying to catch a record sunfish for nearly 10 years. He's now thanking a cow that may have helped him accomplish his goal.
Axiom Space crew successfully launches into space on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
The Axiom Space crew successfully launched into space Sunday evening as they head for the International Space Station for the Ax-2 mission.
Kansas cop saves baby opossum seeking shelter from rain
The Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office said they witnessed a good deed Monday morning during a downpour and had to capture it on camera.