The animal inspirations behind the newest 'Star Wars' creatures
December 21, 2017, 12:44 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
From adorable porgs to crystalline foxes, the otherworld species of 'The Last Jedi' have roots here on Earth.
Oldest fossils ever found confirmed to be 3.5 billion years old
December 20, 2017, 3:20 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The finding indicates that life on Earth began much earlier than previously thought.
Award-winning Nat Geo images capture magical moments in nature
December 14, 2017, 1:58 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
From a peeking orangutan to dazzling underwater displays, National Geographic's photo contest offers amazing snapshots.
Cave system in Mexico is filled with creatures that devour methane
December 14, 2017, 9:37 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
This underwater world in the Yucatan Peninsula is an ecosystem fueled by methane.
A 'Last Jedi' battle was filmed on Earth's largest salt flat
December 12, 2017, 1:43 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the setting for a pivotal moment in the latest episode of the 'Star Wars' franchise.
Winning photos capture awe-inspiring moments of science
December 8, 2017, 8:40 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
The contest celebrates the beauty found while exploring the world.
Explorers discover massive cave system under Montreal
December 4, 2017, 5:04 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
The passages are lined with stalagmites and stalactites.
Before the fire: Capturing the beauty of Columbia River Gorge
November 30, 2017, 11:35 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Many of these gorgeous photos were shot before a fire devastated much of the area.
World's deepest fish discovered 5 miles under the ocean surface
November 29, 2017, 10:43 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The unknown species is believed to be a snailfish with 'large wing-like fins and a head resembling a cartoon dog.'
Blazing fireball over Finland turns night into day
November 21, 2017, 12:17 p.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
The noise of the meteorite streaking across the sky could be heard in Russia.