Fat molecules attributed to ancient sea sponges actually belonged to algae, two new studies suggest.
Australian scientists tested all 36 receivers on the ASKAP radio telescope for the first time ever, mapping 85% of the sky in 300 hours.
Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.
How did Americans celebrate the holidays during the influenza pandemic of 1918? With a lot of partying, turns out.
Astronomers report a strange new feature of the aurora-like STEVE, which they are calling 'streaks.'
Astronomers have discovered a previously unknown galactic collision between the Milky Way and the mysterious 'Kraken galaxy.'
The Carnian Pluvial Event (CPE) ushered in 1 million years of rain and killed as many as 33% of all marine life, a new study suggests.
An epic photo shows the ESO's Very large Telescope firing four orange lasers at a distant star system.
Researchers found and measured a group of rare Bigfin Squids congregating off the Australia coast for the first time ever.
A mother bear and her cub were shot and killed by Russian hunters after boarding a docked nuclear submarine in Kamchatka.
Iceberg A68a, the world's largest iceberg, is floating directly toward a wildlife hotspot in the South Atlantic ocean.
Astronomers detected a fast radio burst inside the Milky Way for the first time ever, and traced it to a known magnetar.
Scientists have discovered a free-standing reef near Australia's Great Barrier Reef, which stands taller than the Empire State Building.
'Rogue' planets are worlds without suns. Astronomers have discovered one the size of Earth for the first time ever.
Archaeologists in the U.K. have discovered ruins of a medieval church graffitied with mystical "'witch marks."'
Lenticular clouds look like saucers and form when wind meets mountains. This photo is one of the Royal Meteorological Society's favorites of the year.
Here are the winners of the Royal Meteorological Society's 2020 Weather Photo of the Year contest, sponsored by AccuWeather.
Climate archivists have found the coldest day ever in the Northern Hemisphere, set by Greenland in 1991
An epic series of satellite images shows smokes from the California wildfires clashing with hurricanes in the Eastern United States and Gulf Coast.