Sep 23, 2014 3:16pm

What Mysterious Cloud Over St. Louis Turned Out to Be

A mysterious cloud that appeared on weather radar over southern Illinois and Central Missouri last week turned out to be a swarm of monarch butterflies. Meteorologists from the National Weather Service analyzed the shape-shifting cloud that was moving toward Mexico to figure out what exactly… Read More »

Jul 25, 2014 6:18pm

FAA Investigating Drone Incident at Seattle’s Space Needle

The Federal Aviation Administration told ABC News today that it is looking into reports that a drone recently hovered above the observation deck of Seattle’s famous Space Needle. While curious tourists waved, the mysterious flying object gave security quite a scare. Authorities said a man… Read More »

Jun 27, 2014 11:32am

Newly Discovered Mouse-Like Mammal and Elephants Are Long Lost Cousins

Imagine the family reunion: In one corner, a three-ton elephant, in the other, a mouse-like mammal weighing in at about one ounce. The small creature, which was discovered in Namibia, looks like a mouse at first glance. However, it is more closely related genetically to… Read More »

By ABC News

Jun 20, 2014 6:10pm

Great White Shark Making Comeback in US Waters

Nearly 39 years to the day since “Jaws” first terrified audiences, a new report shows that the real thing is making a comeback — the US is seeing a boom of great white sharks. Related: Track a great white shark as it makes its way… Read More »

Jan 15, 2014 11:54am

Arctic Freezes Aren’t What They Used to Be

It was cold.  It was brutal.  Many T-shirts were frozen in the name of TV news.  But a new analysis from the National Center for Atmospheric Research shows that lately, those Arctic cold snaps like the one earlier this month just aren’t lasting as long. … Read More »

Nov 30, 2013 9:45am

Whales, Dolphins Putting on Spectacular Show in Monterey Bay

In the wild, animals go where the food is, so for hundreds of killer and humpback whales as well as dolphins, the place to be is California’s Monterey Bay. They’re showing up for a booming seafood buffet thanks to an unusual late-season abundance of anchovies…. Read More »

Nov 22, 2013 2:43pm

New Dinosaur That Rivaled T-Rex Discovered in Utah

Meet the biggest bully from 100 million years ago that even rivaled the mighty tyrannosaurus rex. The discovery of the siats meekeroreum (pronounced see-atch), a new dinosaur species, was announced today by Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. The partial skeleton of the meat-eating predator, which… Read More »

Nov 22, 2013 12:07pm

Robot Penguin Spy Cams Capture Rare Moments

A penguin couple attempting to stage a “chick-napping” after losing their own baby. Another penguin flipping its tail under to keep its egg from freezing. A hungry predator that thought it had picked up dinner instead inadvertently became the first bird to capture an aerial-view… Read More »

Oct 15, 2013 8:01pm

Monster Oarfish, 18 Feet Long, Called ‘Discovery of a Lifetime’

What began as a marine science instructor’s leisurely snorkeling trip off the Southern California coast turned into the discovery of a monstrous legendary sea creature. Jasmine Santana, a 26-year-old instructor for the Catalina Island Marine Institute, was snorkeling in Toyon Bay on Sunday afternoon when… Read More »

By Jared T. Miller

Sep 21, 2013 6:15am

Brilliant Photos of the Bobtail Squid

Todd Bretl’s astonishing underwater images of the bobtail squid come from years of practice. Bretl has been diving since the age of 12, and shooting underwater since 2008. The bobtail squid is a particularly good subject for a light-hungry photographer; the cephalopod possesses bioluminescent bacteria… Read More »