The anglerfish survived capture and is now being studied in a specially equipped laboratory. With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish
Changing Planet Here be dragons! On the remote island of Spitsbergen, deep inside the Arctic circle, the remains of some of the most fearsome sea monsters to have prowled the oceans have been entombed
Forty-seven pterosaur skeletons unearthed at Brazilian site, study says. Nearly 50 skeletons of a new species of ancient flying reptile have been unearthed in southern Brazil, an "absolutely unprecedented"
What does that mean for global weather? The climate pattern explained. The odds are in El Niño's favor. The U.S. Climate Prediction Center forecasts a greater than 50 percent chance that the climate-disrupting
Changing Planet By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM Chernobyl’s legacy endures Chernobyl is a place known around the world. The meltdown at the Chernobyl power plant 1986
Veteran balloonist is among those eyeing solar updraft towers as an alternative to traditional panels. Chile's Atacama Desert is as eerily beautiful as it is barren, hot, and dry. Yet this seemingly inhospitable
A 325-million-year-old fossil fish shows that evolution hasn't left sharks alone. Paleontologists have long thought that sharks hit on the right combination of body shape and internal anatomy early on,
As the permafrost melts in the north, forests no longer grow straight. Sarah James, an Alaska Native elder, says global warming is radically changing her homeland. Even the forests no longer grow straight.
A nearly Earth-size planet orbits in a star's habitable zone, detected by NASA astronomers. Red sunshine, seas, and maybe aliens? Scientists analyzing data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope today report
Supermassive black hole last erupted two million years ago, and will again. For years astronomers have been puzzled as to why our Milky Way galaxy's "volcano"—a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at its core—is
New video shows deep-sea squid wiggle tentacle tips to attract their meals. Many deep-sea squid actively grab their prey, sporting two muscular tentacles used to drag unsuspecting prey into their mouths.
Mystery circles on the seafloor have intrigued divers for decades, and scientists recently identified the culprit: a new species of pufferfish. This tiny architect—which builds elaborate nests to woo also
Once thought to be 90 feet long, the fish is now a more modest 26 to 55 feet. Of all the fish to ever swim in the seas, Leedsichthys problematicus may be the record-holder for the world's largest. But
For some diabolical-looking animals, “you look like hell” may not be so much of an insult. From birds to beetles to snakes, nature has a lot of devilishly creepy creatures—including the recently discovered
How was our planet's satellite formed? Scientists are still searching for the answer. It has taken centuries for scientists to settle on a creation story for our moon, the most popular of which is depicted
Wildlife This week the Cassini orbiter will take a special back-lit shot of Saturn, like this one taken in 2006, but this time a tiny Earth will also pose alongside the ringed-planet. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space
Nasutoceratops titusi is a distant relative of Triceratops, study says. Paleontologists have discovered a new dinosaur, a Triceratops relative with a supersize schnoz that once roamed present-day Utah.
Discovery of the feathered Aurornis stokes the debate over the first avian. For over a century and a half, the prehistoric Archaeopteryx has been celebrated as nature's earliest bird. The iconic Jurassic
Blame it on a bad translation. This ancient wonder may not have been in Babylon. The legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon are exactly that: legendary. And they may not have been located in Babylon. The
Cretaceous-era reptile Malawania anachronus discovered in Kurdistan. A new species of dinosaur-era sea reptile is rewriting the books on the evolution of so-called sea monsters, a new study claims. (Read