Rocks might not sound like a delectable meal to most life-forms, but it’s on the menu for a newly identified species of a plump, bizarre-looking clam.
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has detected “high levels” of methane gas on the Red Planet, in the strongest indication yet that alien microbial life exists underground on Mars, sources at the US space agency have revealed.
Thirty years ago, an Inuit man in west Greenland subsistence-hunting for whales shot a trio of strange cetaceans with front fins like belugas and tails like narwhals (the so-called “unicorns of the sea”).
Dinosaurs are in the news these days, but it’s not always for happy reasons. While paleontologists are making groundbreaking discoveries, their work is often overshadowed by outrage that yet another fossil has been auctioned off to the highest bidder. The most recent controversy involves a rare “baby” T. rex currently listed on eBay for more…
PIONEERING nuclear technology could lead to the development of fusion rockets with the potential to halve journey times to Mars, boosting hopes of colonising the Red Planet, an entrepreneur and former star of Made in Chelsea has claimed.
CLIMATE change and global warming are melting down glaciers across the Himalayas, threatening to unleash deadly floods and expose the bodies of climbers who failed to scale Mount Everest, studies have found.
BLACK HOLES could be even more bizarre than first thought, with those brave enough to enter one rewarded with an erased past and given infinite futures, an experimental astrophysicist has announced.
DEEP-SEA fish rising to the Ring of Fire’s sea surface are traditionally associated with impending natural disasters such as tsunamis. But do rising deep-sea fish really warn of an imminent earthquake?
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe has performed an incredibly close fly-by of asteroid Bennu, recording its most detailed survey yet of the space rock listed as the solar system’s second-most hazardous asteroid.
The auction of a pistol said to have been used by the painter Vincent van Gogh to shoot himself has reignited a debate about who actually pulled the trigger: Did Van Gogh commit suicide, or was he shot by someone else?
AN ASTEROID ranked on the European Space Agency’s list of “risk objects” will come hurtling past the planet in early September – but is there any danger of the asteroid hitting Earth in three months?