With millions watching him on Discovery Channel's live broadcast, daredevil Nik Wallenda made his historic walk across the Grand Canyon -- and into history.
Far from Wallenda and his high wire -- but in his own brand of peril -- Rusty, a red panda, went missing from the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. for nearly 24 hours. Fortunately, he turned up in a nearby neighborhood and was given medical treatment and a nice restoration of fluids.
Have we entered a new golden age of mapmaking? For this street map of the United States, pink shades represent roads that were mapped recently by OpenStreetMap users; bluer shades represent roads that were mapped years ago.
An Australian white humpback whale named Migaloo is seen off the coast of Byron Bay, Australia's most easterly point, on September 28, 2009 in Byron Bay, Australia. It was spotted again recently on its annual migration to the Great Barrier Reef and is believed to have spawned at least one offspring.
During the Cambrian explosion, the diversity of life exploded and bizarre sea creatures such as the Helcocystis moroccoensis flourished. A new fossil of the cigar-shaped creature, which lived about 520 million years ago, has been unearthed in Morocco.
The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is as bloodthirsty as it sounds. The aggressive pest is now threatening U.S. residents.
Three intact cooking pots and a small ceramic oil lamp have recently provided Israeli archaeologists with the first evidence for the famine and terror that spread throughout Jerusalem during the Roman siege nearly 2,000 years ago.
A rare, undisturbed royal tomb has been unearthed in Peru. It revealed the graves of three Wari queens buried alongside gold and silver riches and possible human sacrifices. Protected from looters by 30 tons of stone, those interred in the mausoleum lay exactly where Wari attendants left them some 1,200 years ago.
A rare, redheaded bird with a loud call was only recently discovered by researchers as it sang away in a Cambodian jungle. Called the Cambodian tailorbird (Orthotomus chaktomuk), it's one of only two avian species found solely in Cambodia.
More than 250 million years ago, just before the first known dinosaurs emerged, this bumpy-faced beastie, Bunostegos, dominated the world’s one big desert.