A year after the Civil War ended, West Virginia authorized the minting of more than 26,000 medals to honor the state’s soldiers that served in the Union Army. More than 150 years later, however, thousands of those medals are still unclaimed.
A huge alligator decided to take a stroll through a South Carolina golf course on Tuesday morning.
Reports that a creature was living in Scotland's Loch Ness go back to the 6th century, but a new study suggests that the legend of the Loch Ness monster and other long-necked "sea monsters" may have been influenced by something very real and even more terrifying — dinosaurs.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a tomb containing dozens of mummies, including the remains of a mother and child.
Scientists may have a new way to peer into physics' "dark world."
Greenland's ice sheet is melting six times faster than it was in the 1980s.
NASA may have recorded the first-ever "marsquake," thanks to its InSight lander.
Butterflies drink the tears of turtles, sweat and human urine to survive in harsh environments and an explorer has captured incredible footage to prove it.
A small European study has found that the average man's beard is more replete with human-pathogenic bacteria than the dirtiest part of a dog's fur.
Thawing permafrost in the Arctic will accelerate global warming and could add $70 trillion to the world's climate change bill, a new study on the economic impact of melting ice says.