New DNA evidence suggests that Egyptians captured wild birds for millions of ritualistic sacrifices, rather than farming the animals.
Venice is in a state of emergency as the Italian city braces from one of the worst floods in its history.
Experts once thought that older, more robust sea ice in the Arctic was mostly safe from melting — but that may not be the case.
A man whose iris appeared to glow on an eye exam turned out to have a rare disorder that caused his eye pigment to flake off.
A new report reveals that drug-resistant germs infect and kill more people than previous estimates suggested.
A previously unknown species of primitive bird has a tail feature associated with flight in modern birds.
Gigantopithecus, an enormous extinct ape that lived in Asia millions of years ago, was a close relative of the modern orangutan.
Explaining how something as complex as consciousness can emerge from a grey, jelly-like lump of tissue in the head is arguably the greatest scientific challenge of our time.
Up to 90% of people are right-handed. Scientists are still trying to figure out why lefties have always been in the minority.