A Russian photographer looking to snap some shots of an aurora that had appeared over his community managed to capture images of a rare form of the phenomenon in which it appears vertical.
A fascinating study out of Africa saw scientists place camera traps in the jungle habitats of various great ape species and, in turn, captured some truly remarkable reactions from the creatures to the devices.
A team of researchers in Japan have taken a significant step towards possibly bringing the long-extinct woolly mammoth back to life.
A state trooper in Nebraska could not believe his eyes when he pulled up behind what appeared to be a car covered in snow and discovered that it was actually a well-crafted wintry creation.
An artist in Italy could not believe his eyes when he looked at the setting sun and saw that it had taken on the appearance of a heavenly figure.
Earlier this week winds in excess of 100mph toppled a communications tower on the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine.
A woman fishing in Australia was left mystified when she reeled in a bizarre-looking creature that she likened to an alien.
Rescue workers in Germany are being celebrated after they freed a rotund rat that had somehow gotten stuck in a manhole cover.
Authorities in Brazil have something of a macabre mystery on their hands after finding the massive remains of a dead humpback whale inexplicably sitting in the middle of the Amazon jungle.
A border guard patrolling near a lake in Finland spotted a rather remarkable natural phenomenon: a 'ghost island.'
A heart-stopping video from South Africa shows a party of tourists caught in the middle of a terrifying elephant stampede.
An enormous species of bee that was once thought to be extinct has been discovered living alive and well in Indonesia.
A wildlife series from the BBC has captured what may be the first footage ever of an all-black emperor penguin.
Sightings of a strange-looking fish lurking in a Chinese lake sparked something of a panic as residents were warned to avoid swimming at the spot due to the monstrous creature.
Footage coming out of Siberia shows streets and cars covered by a thick layer of black snow.
A man out for a walk in England could not believe his eyes when he spotted a massive depiction of an owl embossed into the snowy landscape like a crop circle.
For the first time in over a century, an incredibly rare black leopard has been photographed in Africa.
Officials in Russia were forced to declare a state of emergency this past weekend in response to an unsettling number of polar bears that have invaded a town in Siberia.
A farmer in Michigan could not believe his eyes when he went out to prune some trees following a storm and spotted some rather wondrous oddities created by the winter weather: 'ghost apples.'
A troubling new study warns that the world's insect population is rapidly declining and the entire planet could be in peril as a result.
Officials in Germany are attempting to get to the bottom of a weird incident in which thousands of dead fish washed up in a town's harbor.
An odd piece of footage out of New Zealand allegedly shows some truly nightmarish mystery creatures allegedly found on crawling around on a kitchen floor.
A tourist visiting Fort Lauderdale over the weekend couldn't believe his eyes when he spotted a massive cross wash ashore onto the beach in front of him.
A man jogging along a wilderness trail in Colorado was forced to kill a mountain lion in self-defense when the ferocious feline attacked him.
A forestry worker in England was left scratching his head when he spotted a series of strange and sizeable snow formations in a field near his home.
A rather strange mystery has emerged in Montreal and it centers around the belly button of a massive bear drawn in the snow.
A tourist visiting Australia from China unknowingly tempted fate and cheated death when they picked up a highly poisonous creature and marveled at its appearance.
In a fine example of the popular lament "this is why we can't have nice things," a self-described artist attempted to carve a peace sign into the Maine ice disk.
A beach in Ireland that had reappeared after vanishing 35 years ago has once again disappeared.
Mother Nature has provided a city in Maine with a rather wondrous winter attraction in the form of a massive ice disc spinning in a river