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Extraterrestrial Mineral Harder Than Diamond Discovered In Israel

Extraterrestrial Mineral Harder Than Diamond Discovered In Israel

Prior to this discovery, the sapphire-like gemstone was known only to exist in outer space.
$1 Million Penny Found In Young Boy’s Lunch Money Goes To Auction

$1 Million Penny Found In Young Boy’s Lunch Money Goes To Auction

16-year-old Don Lutes Jr. held on to his discovery for over 7 decades until his death this year. Now, the find is expected to fetch over $1 million.
Woman In 14-Year Vegetative State Gives Birth, Male Caretakers Being Investigated

Woman In 14-Year Vegetative State Gives Birth, Male Caretakers Being Investigated

"Trust has been broken and severed completely."
Endangered Baby Whale Put Down After It Was Found Beached With A Plastic Bag In Its Throat

Endangered Baby Whale Put Down After It Was Found Beached With A Plastic Bag In Its Throat

"What we put in the water can end up in the mouth of a whale."
DNA Testing To Catch Ivory Poachers Reveals Sale Of Extinct Mammoth Tusks Instead

DNA Testing To Catch Ivory Poachers Reveals Sale Of Extinct Mammoth Tusks Instead

Conservationists in Edinburgh and Cambodia have discovered a startling loophole for illegal traders under pressure of ivory bans.
Cyntoia Brown, Teenage Sex Trafficking Victim Sentenced To Life For Murder, Granted Clemency

Cyntoia Brown, Teenage Sex Trafficking Victim Sentenced To Life For Murder, Granted Clemency

Cyntoia Brown was prostituted as a teenager and convicted for a 2004 murder at just 16 years old. Now, she's been released and given a second chance at life.
Archaeologists Discover Pre-Aztec Temple To “Flay Lord” Xipe Tótec, A Deity Who Desired Skinned Sacrifices

Archaeologists Discover Pre-Aztec Temple To “Flay Lord” Xipe Tótec, A Deity Who Desired Skinned Sacrifices

This is the first-known temple discovered to honor the grisly deity Xipe Totec, which translates to "our Lord of the flayed."
Social Worker Who Wore Duct-Taped Shoes Donates Nearly $11 Million To Charity Upon Death

Social Worker Who Wore Duct-Taped Shoes Donates Nearly $11 Million To Charity Upon Death

"My gift is going to be bigger than their annual budget. It's going to blow them away."
Ancient Bronze-Age Prosthetic Hand Discovered In Switzerland

Ancient Bronze-Age Prosthetic Hand Discovered In Switzerland

The 3,500-year-old bronze and gold foil hand has baffled archaeologists in what is one of the country's most unique finds from the Bronze Age.
People-Like Plants, Franken-Worms, And Alien Sea Creatures: The Most Fascinating Science News From 2018

People-Like Plants, Franken-Worms, And Alien Sea Creatures: The Most Fascinating Science News From 2018

If this year's science news is any indication of next year's, then bring on 2019.
Insane, Unsound, And Just Plain Stupid: The 2018 Darwin Awards

Insane, Unsound, And Just Plain Stupid: The 2018 Darwin Awards

These stars of stupidity were either killed or narrowly escaped death at the hands of their own bad decisions. Now we honor them for — nearly — selecting themselves out of the gene pool.