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 »

By ABC News

Sep 20, 2013 10:09am

VIDEO: Dolphins’ Unusual Feeding Frenzy Chases Fish on Land

  By LINZIE JANIS and MARY COMPTON A group of dolphins living exclusively in the waters off the Carolinas and Georgia have an unusual, yet ingenious, way of capturing their prey — they force them up on shore. Dubbed the Seabrook Island gang, these bottlenose… Read More »

By ABC News

Aug 20, 2013 4:44pm

NASA Introduces New Astronaut Class of 2013

ABC News’ Gina Sunseri reports: Eight shiny, new astronauts with the right stuff were introduced by NASA today at the Johnson Space Center. They are the class of 2013 - four women and four men who made it through the rigorous screening and are now on… Read More »

By ABC News

Aug 5, 2013 6:33pm

‘Shark Week’ Researchers Dissect Rise of Attacks on Humans

ABC News’ Darcy Bonfils reports: Sharks are some of the most feared predators on the planet. Last year, there were 53 attacks in the U.S. alone, and worldwide there were 80 unprovoked attacks, up from 78 the year before, according to the International Shark Attack… Read More »

Jul 19, 2013 6:00am

Large Dinosaurs Had Hundreds of Teeth to Spare

It seems like some of the largest dinosaurs in prehistoric times didn’t need to make dental health a priority. A new study published in the journal PLoS One examined the teeth of Camarasaurus and Diplodocus dinosaurs and found that they not only had multiple sets… Read More »

Jul 17, 2013 12:40pm

Big-Nosed Dinosaur Species Found in Utah

Take the horns of a bull, mix it with the nose of a proboscis monkey, add in a dash of Triceratops, and you’ll get something that paleontologists unearthed at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The first details of the new dinosaur, named Nasutoceratops titusi, were… Read More »

Jul 10, 2013 12:38pm

The Birth of a New York City-Sized Iceberg

Glaciologists were waiting patiently for the other shoe to drop. They had known that there was a large crack in the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica since 2011 and that the crack was continuing to expand. On Monday, a German satellite confirmed that the crack breached the… Read More »

By ABC News

Jun 28, 2013 5:43pm

NRDC List: Is Your Beach Fine or Filthy?

The annual list of the cleanest — and dirtiest — beaches is out. Before you head to the shore, click here to see how your beach ranks. The Natural Resources Defense Council examined the water quality at more than 3,000 U.S. beaches along the Atlantic… Read More »

Jun 21, 2013 4:02pm

Gin and Tonics at Risk From Foreign Invader

Next time you have a gin and tonic, you might appreciate it a bit more. Gin gets its prominent flavor from junipers, and the plant is now under attack. A fungus-like organism called phytophthora austrocedrae has been spotted infecting juniper plants and spreading throughout Northern… Read More »