With an equine head and a prehensile tail, the sea horse seems as odd as it is adorable -- but these strange little creatures are tougher than they look. Scientists studying the animal's square-shaped tail have discovered that it's better able to withstand attack than a smooth, round tail would...
It’s been a slow summer dance as Venus and Jupiter have sidled up to one another over the month of June, but tonight is the night of the big rendezvous: Conjunction, when the two planets will appear close enough in the night sky to kiss.
Move over, parrots. Here’s another bird with some impressive "language" skills: The chestnut-crowned babbler. Scientists studying the social birds have discovered that they can rearrange meaningless sounds in their calls to form different, meaningful messages.
The closer we get to Ceres, the more perplexing the dwarf planet grows. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has found several more bright spots as well as a pyramid-like peak jutting out of the frigid world’s surface.
Glaciers might move slowly, but they have their dramatic moments. Scientists tracking glacial earthquakes in Greenland have managed to crack open the mysterious dynamics of calving icebergs.
They call it "the Behemoth." Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that a red dwarf star is boiling off the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized exoplanet, causing it to form an enormous cloud that surrounds and trails the planet like a comet’s tail.
Mars is thought to have had a watery past, but when exactly it transitioned to its dry and dusty present is up for debate. Now, though, a team of scientists studying the marks on a young Martian crater has found signs that waterlogged debris flowed down the Red Planet’s slopes surprisingly recently — within...
Hidden beneath a thick atmosphere, volcanoes may still be erupting on the surface of Venus, a new study finds.