Australia grapples with bushfires fueled by record-breaking heat [Photos]
January 9, 2013, 10:48 a.m. by Catie Leary
In the midst of a major heat wave in Australia, thousands of firefighters are battling bushfires ravaging New South Wales and Tasmania.
Dazzling ice sculptures, ice fishing draw crowds [Photos]
January 7, 2013, 12:35 p.m. by Catie Leary
Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the tiny town of Hwacheon, South Korea, every year to participate in the famous ice fishing competition and see intricate ice block sculptures and castles.
Cutest way to recycle leftover Christmas trees? Elephants [Photos]
January 4, 2013, 11:37 a.m. by Catie Leary
It is tradition at the Zoologischer Garten in Berlin to give leftover Christmas trees to elephants to munch on during the first week of the new year.
Penguin, bullfrog and meerkat populations recorded at British zoos [Photos]
January 3, 2013, 11:48 a.m. by Catie Leary
Annual animal 'censuses' are carried out at the start of the year by England's Bristol and London Zoos.
Mars rover snaps amazing self-portrait
December 28, 2012, 2:36 p.m. by SPACE.com
The image shows Curiosity surrounded by the tracks of its wheels, with the 3-mile-high Mount Sharp rising into the sky in the distance.
New Mars photo christens ESA deep-space antenna
December 27, 2012, 12:20 p.m. by SPACE.com
The Red Planet appears on its side in the photo, with the daytime side facing down. Three huge volcano domes are also visible.
New baby picture of universe unveiled
December 27, 2012, 11:30 a.m. by Megan Gannon, SPACE.com
The new image maps the temperature of the radiation left over from the Big Bang and allows scientists to predict what may have happened earlier in the universe's life.
Post-Christmas snow blankets the Midwest and Northeast [Photos]
December 27, 2012, 11:22 a.m. by Catie Leary
After sweeping through the Midwest the day after Christmas, a winter storm is expected to dump two feet of snow in the Northeast.
Eccentric faces from this year's anti-climatic Mayan apocalypse [Photos]
December 21, 2012, 11:23 a.m. by Catie Leary
Alien-obsessed crowds descend on Bugarach, France to ring in the end of the world.