Scientists are marveling at the world's oldest sea scorpion — the Pentecopterus, named after a Greek warship.
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Wendy Sloboda’s knack for finding fossil beds got her name immortalized — and has handed science a missing link in dinosaur evolution.
A NASA satellite has detected the first sign of a black hole 8,000 light years away from Earth.
The discovery of five more supermassive black holes might just be the tip of the iceberg. According to NASA, the finding supports the theory that thick blankets of gas and dust could be hiding millions of supermassive black holes in the universe.
Hotter temperatures are being blamed for a strange change in Australia’s bearded dragon lizards, according to a new study — genetic changes that alter the lizards’ sex.
The beautiful jets of dust that follow comets are generated by sinkholes, according to a new study.
When the first two human colonists land on Mars, they could step into their ready-made living quarters, remove their space helmets and inhale deliciously breathable air.
After nearly 118 grueling consecutive hours over the Pacific Ocean, the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 is back on land — and freshly stamped into aviation record books.
Officials in Alberta, Canada, say dumping of live goldfish into the ecosystem has resulted in freakishly large fish. The invasive species has no natural predator and is thriving in poor water conditions, according to Kate Wilson, aquatic invasive species specialist with Alberta Environment and Parks.
A dozen endangered Amargosa voles raised at the University of California, Davis were set free in the waist-high grass at a spring-fed marsh near the tiny town of Tecopa, Calif., about 90 miles west of Las Vegas.
An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station, NASA said.
A rare 6.3-meter-long basking shark was accidentally caught by a trawler in seas near Portland, in southwestern Australia.
Imagine something in the night sky that looks like a gigantic, glowing jellyfish many times the size of Mount Everest. Believe it or not, such things are actually quite common.
Swedish researchers studying the mummified remains of a 17th century bishop have made an unusual discovery — a fetus hidden at the feet of the prominent clergyman.
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.