The stuff of nightmares: Rare purple eel that resembles Alien film's parasitic 'chestburster' is spotted in China

Sci-fi fans might have hidden behind a cushion or sent popcorn flying the first time they watched Alien and a 'chestburster' violently erupted from a ... Full story

The jaguar who turned into Jaws: Sneaky big cat swims across river and then pounces on reptile basking on a sandbank

A mysterious structure which has appeared in the Peruvian Amazon - and appears to be a spire surrounded by a white picket fence - is ... Full story

'Walking' shark discovered in Indonesia (Pictured)

A new species of shark that "walks" along the seabed using its fins as tiny legs has been discovered in eastern Indonesia, an environmental group ... Full story

University of Washington researchers invent mind-control mechanism

ANDREA Stocco was playing a computer game. Then his colleague Rajesh Rao took control of Andrea's finger ... with HIS BRAIN. In a breakthrough of ... Full story

Boa Constrictor Seen Eating Howler Monkey in a First

If a snake eats a monkey in the forest and no one sees it, does it make a difference? New evidence suggests that it does. For ... Full story

The periodic table is now wrong

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed the existence of a new chemical element, but its name may need some work. Researchers at Lund University ... Full story

To avoid death by lightning, avoid fishing in a storm, being male

What's the most dangerous activity for getting struck by lightning? You might guess golf, because of all the metal rods being held in the air, ... Full story

Plants do math, specifically division, to regulate food supply, study says

Even with the recent news that plants are able to use quantum physics, it's still surprising that they can do simpler — but still sophisticated — math ... Full story

Australians' DNA link with Indians rewrites ancient history books

Despite being a very, very long canoe trip from anywhere, Australia may have had a wave of migration from India around 4,000 years ago, scientists ... Full story

Hurricane Sandy video shot from space is eerily calm

Hurricane Sandy has claimed at least 21 lives in Cuba and the Caribbean, is currently tearing the Bahamas to pieces and ruining all the fun in ... Full story