If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you'll be right to say it was "once in a blue moon."
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You may not know it, but you probably have some Neanderthal in you. For people around the world, except sub-Saharan Africans, about 1 to 3 percent of their DNA comes from Neanderthals, our close cousins who disappeared roughly 39,000 years ago.
That is the number of dead animals, most of them dogs, estimated to have laid in the catacombs of Anubis around Saqqara, one of Egypt’s most historic and oft-visited sites, according to a group of British researchers.
Nature goes through drastic measures to ensure life continues. Here’s an example of one of those measures.
A rare sea creature called the squidworm was just spotted in the Galapagos Islands by a team of underwater explorers.
NASA has announced plans to send a spacecraft to Jupiter to explore one of its moons, Europa, for signs of life.
Research on wild kangaroos in Australia is challenging the notion that having a strong hand preference is a trait that developed primarily in people and other primates.
A newly discovered little flapjack octopus species might be named after how cute scientists think it is.
Every day, millions of pieces of space junk fly around, hundreds of miles above our heads, each posing a potential threat to astronauts and satellites. It’s a tricky problem — but is a sticky solution just around the corner?
It’s alive! Many moons ago, a small space probe named Philae skipped across the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko when the lander’s harpoon-like anchoring mechanism failed.
Even with closer pictures, NASA still isn’t sure what the mysterious glowing spots on Ceres are.
A 15-year-old intern discovered a planet while undertaking work experience at Keele University in England.
A fresh examination revealed eight seemingly inconsequential Cretaceous Period dinosaur fossils, 75 million-year-old, to be quite remarkable, boasting microscopic structures that appear to be red blood cells containing nuclei as well as rope-like collagen fibers, scientists said on Tuesday.
Thanks to a recent discovery, viewers can now see Amelia Earhart preparing for that final trip — in film footage that had been lost since 1937.
Millions or billions of years before they went supernova, the stars were flung from their home galaxies, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
NASA’s test run of a Mars landing system came to a quick end on Monday when the saucer-shaped vehicle’s parachute tore away after partly unfurling high over the Pacific Ocean, a NASA TV broadcast showed.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just finished its final rendezvous with one of the strangest moons in the known universe.
Its formal name is Regaliceratops peterhewsi, a reference to its crown-like frill and the man who stumbled upon its bones 10 years ago.
Check out the footage of the Galapagos Island’s highest peak volcano spewing molten lava into the ocean.
Keep an eye on the skies over Hawaii on Wednesday. If all goes to plan, NASA will be testing out a saucer-shaped craft that could hold the key to a future human mission to Mars.
In order to meet federal safety regulations, trainers at the Miami Seaquarium will no longer perform rides with Lolita, the resident killer whale, following a federal safety investigation, the South Florida tourist attraction has announced.
Archaeologists and divers from across continents believe they have struck history gold, confirming the first ever discovery of a sunken slave ship.
Mars-bound astronauts will face several medical risks, among them cosmic radiation. UNLV researcher Frank Cucinotta has co-authored a study that looks at what cosmic radiation can do to the brain. The short answer: Nothing that’s good.