28 January 2016, 04:35 PM ET
It was, by any measure, a giant and should be cause for celebration.
28 January 2016, 03:20 PM ET
A massive winter storm that slammed the U.S. East Coast last weekend dumped so much white stuff on the ground that the extensive snow cover was clearly visible from space.
28 January 2016, 03:13 PM ET
In March 2001, the Taliban blew up the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, two of the tallest Buddha sculptures in the world. This forever changed the landscape of cultural preservation, archaeology and global heritage.
28 January 2016, 02:03 PM ET
For a text that may rewrite the history of mathematics, it looks rather sloppy. A small brown clay tablet that's scrawled with hasty cuneiform characters proves the ancient Babylonians used a complex geometrical model to calculate Jupiter's path.
28 January 2016, 01:42 PM ET
It's likely that the United States will face small outbreaks of Zika virus, but widespread transmission of the virus here is not expected, health officials said today.
28 January 2016, 12:02 PM ET
A new study reveals that octopuses frequently communicate with each other in challenging displays that include posturing and changing color.
28 January 2016, 11:44 AM ET
Thirty years ago today, NASA suffered a spaceflight tragedy that stunned the world and changed the agency forever. NASA astronauts had died on the job before, but the Challenger disaster was something different altogether.
28 January 2016, 11:41 AM ET
The World Health Organization explains symptoms, treatments and how to prevent the mosquito-transmitted virus from affecting you. The virus has been alarmingly spreading across the Americas.
28 January 2016, 10:50 AM ET
Tasmania's rainforest is burning up in the wake of its most severe two-year drought on record.
28 January 2016, 07:35 AM ET
The headless skeletons of young males discovered in York, England, likely belonged to gladiators. In addition to the violent injuries, the men experienced infections and stress as children, a DNA analysis suggests.
28 January 2016, 07:27 AM ET
The headless skeletons of men who were likely gladiators in life were found in a cemetery in York. Analyses of the bones has revealed much about the lives of these young men. Here's a look at the decapitated bodies and excavation.
28 January 2016, 07:10 AM ET
An app that can study people's facial expressions and emotional responses could one day be helpful in detecting autism signs in children, new research found.
27 January 2016, 07:37 PM ET
The Zika virus is spread by bites of infected mosquitoes. It can be particularly dangerous to fetuses and newborns.
27 January 2016, 07:21 PM ET
Faraday’s Law of Induction describes how an electric current produces a magnetic field and, conversely, how a changing magnetic field generates an electric current in a conductor.
27 January 2016, 06:18 PM ET
Oregon State University might want to consider changing its mascot after a monumental find yesterday: The discovery of bones belonging to an ice-age mammoth within throwing distance of its football field.
27 January 2016, 06:10 PM ET
Scientists are investigating how addiction affects the brain.
27 January 2016, 05:20 PM ET
Do you know what to do if a child passes out?
27 January 2016, 04:48 PM ET
The sculptures date to the first or second century AD and stand at around 21 inches in height.
27 January 2016, 04:21 PM ET
Archaeologists surveying an ancient cemetery in Israel say they have discovered 1,700-year-old inscriptions in stone that may mark the burial place of elite rabbis.
27 January 2016, 03:40 PM ET
A staggering 73% of young adults surveyed said they would put off going to the hospital, but would wait to see if they felt better.
27 January 2016, 03:08 PM ET
A throwdown between a rapper and an astrophysicist centers on whether the Earth is a sphere, a scientific question that was supposedly settled in the third century B.C. Here's how we know it's a sphere.
27 January 2016, 02:44 PM ET
Researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk of schizophrenia, and they say they have a plausible theory as to how this gene may cause the devastating mental illness.
27 January 2016, 02:14 PM ET
Long thought to be solitary predators, octopuses actually have social lives, ‘debating’ with each other by "standing very tall, raising the body mantle high above the eyes, and turning very dark," according to David Scheel.
27 January 2016, 01:08 PM ET
In the future, there may be a less invasive way than blood tests to obtain valuable information about a person's health: wearable sensors that use human sweat to look for signs of disease.
27 January 2016, 01:00 PM ET
An artificial intelligence system has used "deep learning" to defeat a professional Go player, solving one of the landmark challenges in AI.
27 January 2016, 01:00 PM ET
UC Berkeley engineers are building small, portable, wearable devices that can monitor levels of sodium, potassium, lactate and glucose within sweat on a user's skin.
27 January 2016, 12:10 PM ET
The CIA recently released some of its older documents on unidentified flying objects.
27 January 2016, 11:00 AM ET
Young women who use tanning beds or booths have up to a sixfold increase in their likelihood of developing melanoma, a new study found.
27 January 2016, 08:07 AM ET
A physicist uses math to take on some of the biggest scientific conspiracy theories, including the myth that the moon landing was faked and that human-caused climate change is not real. If these conspiracies were real they would've been uncovered by now.
26 January 2016, 09:00 PM ET
Listeriosis is a bacterial infection typically caused by eating contaminated food.
26 January 2016, 07:20 PM ET
What are scientists planning to use to fight the Zika virus?
26 January 2016, 02:29 PM ET
Antibiotics called macrolides may change children's gut bacteria, a new study finds.