It might sound like a really old wives’ tale, but a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the modern-day superbug MRSA, according to new research.
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Someone’s going to have to update Wikipedia. A group of scientists, including UNLV anthropologist Brian Villmoare, have discovered in Ethiopia the oldest fossilized remains of the Homo genus — think a really, really long-departed cousin.
Archaeologists searching for a lost city in the jungles of Honduras have discovered the urban remains of what they believe is a vanished ancient civilization, National Geographic reports.
A team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has found the sunken Japanese warship Musashi, one of the largest battleships ever built, where it was sunk during World War Two off the coast of the Philippines, the billionaire said on Wednesday.
A U.S. military weather satellite appears to have exploded while in orbit last month after a sudden temperature spike in its power system, producing 43 pieces of new space debris, the Air Force said on Tuesday.
An ancient tomb belonging to Amenhotep, guard of the temple of Egyptian deity Amun, has been discovered in the southern city of Luxor, the Egypt’s antiquities ministry said on Tuesday.
Terry Virts said he first noticed traces of fluid and dampness in his helmet Wednesday while he was waiting for the crew lock cabin to re-pressurize in the International Space Station.
Researchers in China have spotted a supermassive black hole, which they say is 12 billion times the size of the sun and formed around 900 million years after the Big Bang.
Mars One is a trip that’s out of this world, but not everyone made the cut.
The work will prepare docking ports for upcoming flights by Boeing Co and privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX.
Two white specks appearing next to Pluto in the blackness of space may look like faint blips on a screen. Don’t be fooled.
NASA has plans to send a submarine into space to explore the methane seas of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon.
Mars One, a group that plans to send humans on a one-way trip to Mars, has announced its final 100 candidates. They have been selected from 200,000 applicants and will go on to further testing later this year, which they expect to include team-building exercises and later, isolation.
The U.S. Southwest and Central Plains regions are likely to be scorched by a decades-long “megadrought” in the second half of this century if climate change continues unabated, scientists from NASA and Cornell and Columbia universities have warned.
Get this — there was a 3-week-old girl who was born pregnant with two fetuses.
Scientists from two U.S. Pacific Northwest laboratories plan to conduct tests of unusual precipitation that fell across the region over the weekend in hopes of pinpointing the origins of so-called “milky rain” that has mystified residents, officials said on Wednesday.
It sure looks like a smiley face beaming down from the heavens, but actually it’s a massive galaxy cluster known as SDSS J1038+4849.
A treasure trove of objects that were supposed to have been left behind after the first moon landing have turned up in the closet of Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the lunar surface, the Smithsonian Institution has said.
The United States government has taken a new, though preliminary, step to encourage commercial development of the moon.
Have you seen a smallish owl with some blueish bling? The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service wants to know about it.
Britain voted on Tuesday to become the first country to allow a “three-parent” in vitro fertilization technique which doctors say will prevent some inherited incurable diseases but which critics see as a step towards creating designer babies.
About 382 million years before Las Vegas sports books perfected the prop bet, a meteor crashed down on what is now Nevada, leaving behind a bowl-shaped crater nearly large enough to swallow Clark County.
The long skeleton was found in 2006 by some local farmers digging for a fishpond in Qijiang city in China’s southwestern Chongqing province.