Swimming in only knee-deep waters, an eight-year-old boy was bitten on the lower leg, heel, and ankle and suffered minor injuries from a shark attack. It is the fourth shark attack in the shallow waters off North Carolina’s beaches in the past two weeks.
NASA has released an image of a breathtaking 'interstellar rainbow,' made possible by X-ray light echoes reflecting off clouds of dust. The beautiful rings have allowed astronomers to determine how far the double star system Circinus X-1 is from Earth.
More than 800 weird galaxies have been detected in the so-called Coma cluster, the Berenice’s Hair constellation. These almost-invisible old galaxies are big, but contain few stars, which means something unknown holds them together, scientists say.
The mystery surrounding the dwarf planet Ceres continues to thicken: New images taken by the Dawn probe have revealed a three-mile high pyramid shaped peak, while also giving updated photographs of the planet’s puzzling bright spots.
Analysis of the genome structure of Leningrad siege survivors and their contemporaries has allowed Russian scientists to spot specific DNA mutations that helped people to live through one of the most tragic chapters of the WWII.
Humans' search for the fountain of youth is nothing new – but now we may be one step closer to finding it. Swedish scientists say that starfish age at a slower rate if they reproduce through cloning, rather than sexually.
Enjoy watching clips with Grumpy cat or Colonel Meow? Or do you feel “positive” just looking at Snoopy the Cat? Then don’t stop browsing YouTube for more adorable felines, as a recent study shows these videos are a form of low-cost pet therapy.
The US space agency has published the first 'near-true color' images of the remote dwarf planet Pluto and its largest satellite taken by the New Horizons telescope. The picture quality leaves much to be desired, but NASA promises the best is yet to come.