More than one kilometer beneath the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, geologists discovered 100- to 150-million-year-old water from the Atlantic Ocean’s infancy. The ancient water hid under a more recent 56-mile-wide crater left after a massive rock or block of ice nailed the Earth near what is now the entrance to the bay.
Care for some ribs? The royal mummies of ancient Egypt apparently did, as a new study finds that "meat mummies" left in Egyptian tombs as sustenance for the afterlife were treated with elaborate balms to preserve them.
A spectacular set of photos taken by an amateur astrophotographer chronicles the evolution of Comet ISON over the last few months, which has seen the much-hyped icy wanderer brighten so much that it's now visible to the naked eye.
A mild electrical stimulation to a specific brain area could be an effective treatment for some patients with eating disorders such as bulimia, who suffer from episodes of severe binge eating and purging behaviors, researchers say
Scientists are now saying they will need to monitor for decades an enormous -- and growing -- Louisiana sinkhole that has forced hundreds to evacuate and has been registering increased seismic activity, including mini-earthquakes.
One common sea worm has a rather uncommon trick: Chaeteopterus variopedatus also known as the parchment tube worm for the paper-like tubes it builds for itself and lives within throughout its life secretes a bioluminescent mucus that makes it glow blue.