Research shows that the Vikings may have navigated the open seas using sunstones, naturally occurring crystals that filter polarized light.
The massive snowfall currently blanketing large swaths of the US East and Midwest are exactly what climate models predict in a warming world, scientists say.
Using prisms of calcite crystals, researchers have developed a way to 'bend' light so that it appears to pass right through a three-dimensional object.
A new study has found that women who have been ogled by men before taking a math quiz perform worse than those who were not subject to subtle objectification.
First identified only in 2006, the Sunda clouded leopard actually comes in two distinct types.
New zodiac signs 2011: Thanks to a wobble in the earth's axis, the astrological positions calculated some 2,000 years ago no longer apply. And even back then it was a big load of nonsense.
Thanks to unusual weather patterns, there's snow on the ground in 49 out of 50 US states, including Hawaii.
Five US cities – Boston, Providence, R.I.; Hartford, Conn.; Concord, N.H.; and Caribou, Maine – broke temperature records in 2010, a new report has found.
Some 25,000 dead velvet swimming crabs have washed ashore on England's Thanet Coast. Similar mass die-offs of the crabs have occurred the past three years.
Scientists have discovered a prehistoric flightless bird whose wings evolved into massive curved weapons.