Hurricane? Cyclone? Typhoon? Here's the difference

A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday and was heading Saturday toward Vietnam. Facts about typhoons: HURRICANE? CYCLONE? TYPHOON? They're all the same, officially tropical ... Full story

Earth's hot twin sister Kepler-78b discovered by scientists

THE good news is astronomers have discovered an Earth like-planet. The bad news is it's too bloody hot to live on. The planet - known as ... Full story

The cutest animals in the world are actually evil

DOLPHINS are evil. Sea otters are evil. Penguins are really, really evil. In fact, look up any animal in the encyclopedia. If you think it's ... Full story

400-meter asteroid sighted may 'blow up the earth' in 2032

A LARGE asteroid has been discovered zipping past Earth that astronomers say is dangerous and will return on August 26, 2032. "A 400-meter asteroid is ... Full story

Francois Englert, Peter Higgs win Nobel Prize in physics for 'God particle'

FRANCOIS Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics for their theoretical discoveries on how subatomic particles ... Full story

Beachgoers in Spain discover 30-foot giant squid

Beachgoers in the Spanish community of Cantabria were astonished Tuesday when they stumbled onto the carcass of a giant squid that had washed ashore almost ... Full story

Scientists accidentally create real-life lightsaber

It’s the news that Star Wars fans have been waiting for for years – scientists have created a lightsaber.   However, the weapon will be of little ... Full story

Alien-like creature actually a toad with a big appetite

A park ranger in a remote Peruvian forest recently encountered a creature that appeared to be some sort of alien. It was short and stumpy, with ... Full story

Iran may put persian cat in space

IRAN'S hunt for its next animal astronaut may turn to the distinctive and locally named Persian cat, an official said Monday, in another possible step ... Full story

Real or fake? Mysterious ghost pictures investigated

FRIDAY the 13th means black cats, bad luck, superstitions and ... ghosts. On this auspicious day we thought we'd bring you some of the best-known ... Full story