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
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
"Trust has been broken and severed completely."
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
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 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
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
"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
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
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
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.