A rare solar eclipse swept across parts of the US, Africa and Europe on Sunday. Described as a "hybrid eclipse," some areas were witnessing a total blackout with others experiencing a partial version. (Nov. 3)
Scientists are still digging for Ice Age fossils in the heart of Los Angeles after a century of discoveries. So much has been uncovered from the La Brea Tar Pits that crews have a backlog of bones to clean and sort through. (Oct. 28)
Need surgery? Have cash? Put your procedure up for auction on the Medibid website, where surgeons bid for your business. But health care experts warn that valuing low cost service can be risky. (Oct. 25)
Students at Danvers High School in Massachusetts created a makeshift memorial in honor of their slain math teacher Colleen Ritzer. Student Philip Chism has been charged with murder in her death. (Oct. 24)
Authorities say the student who opened fire on a Nevada middle school campus, wounding two students and killing a teacher, got the weapon from his home. (Oct. 22)
A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters. Marine biologists are working to preserve and examine the elusive arctic spe...
Russian divers on Wednesday retrieved the largest fragment so far of the Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded over the southern Urals city on February 15 and crashed to the bottom of Lake Chebarkul. (Oct. 16)
A marine science instructor snorkeling off the Southern California coast spotted the silvery carcass of an 18-foot-long, serpent-like oarfish. Because oarfish dive more than 3,000 feet, sightings are rare and they are largely unstudied. (Oc...
David Wineland, who won the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics, has been deemed ``non-essential'' due to the partial-government shutdown. The change is affecting his lab work on developing more accurate atomic clocks and quantum computers. (Oct. ...
Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing methods to study trends in stock, bond and housing markets. (Oct. 14)