We know more about how the victims of Vesuvius died — and it's grim
January 23, 2020, 7:25 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The volcanic eruption was so intense it turned this person's brain into glass.
Scientists accidentally discover new type of immune cell that kills most cancers
January 23, 2020, 12:42 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Until now, no one believed this kind of broad-spectrum cure was possible.
The oceans are warming so fast, it's like 5 atomic bombs exploding every second
January 15, 2020, 6:12 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The rate of warming is 'relentless,' and the hottest 5 years ever recorded were the last 5.
Mysterious blind 'ghost fish' reveals Congo to be the deepest river in the world
January 13, 2020, 6:16 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
It's so deep there could be species lurking in its depths that we've never seen before.
Gold bar found in Mexico City park was an Aztec treasure looted by conquistadors
January 11, 2020, 2:21 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The artifact was probably dropped by conquistadors as they fled from the city.
Everything we thought we knew about dark energy might be wrong
January 6, 2020, 11:32 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Startling new research suggests that dark energy might be nothing more than a simple measurement mistake.
World's largest flower bloom found in remote Indonesian jungle
January 4, 2020, 1:29 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The bloom will only last for about one week before wilting.
We finally solved the mystery of why this 'boring' bird has such colorful chicks
December 30, 2019, 7:53 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Turns out, the American coot isn't as boring as it looks.
Could ancient stone circles have been conduits for lightning strikes?
December 23, 2019, 8:50 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
New evidence at the center of an ancient stone circle offers clues.
Have researchers solved Newton's three-body problem?
December 21, 2019, 7:11 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
This problem has plagued physicists ever since the laws of motion were first conceived.
Magnetic north shifting by 30 miles a year, might signal pole reversal
December 18, 2019, 11:37 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The magnetic pole is moving faster than at any time in human history, causing major problems for navigation and migratory wildlife.
Hermit crabs are dying by the millions after swapping their shells for plastic
December 14, 2019, 8:21 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Researchers counted nearly 600,000 dead hermit crabs on one island chain alone.