Way more sex happened between Neanderthals and the ancestors of modern humans across Europe and Asia than scientists originally thought, a new study finds.
The first mission designed to hunt a meteorite that crashed into the ocean has now discovered what may be tiny fragments of the meteorite's crust, researchers say.
A black hole could have 1 million planets orbiting near it that are potentially capable of supporting life as we know it, an astrophysicist suggests.
The odd shapes of the inner moons of Saturn, from ravioli to potatoes, may be due to mergers of tiny moonlets, a new study finds.
Physicists speculate that decaying neutrons may be producing particles unknown to science that make up the elusive dark matter.
Any alien civilizations born on "super-Earth" planets may be ground-bound by their home worlds' powerful gravity, a new study suggests.
This is a serious question, and serious scientists are speculating about what traces these potential predecessors might have left behind.
A vast "city of the dead" in Sudan revealed stones inscribed with the oldest language in southern Africa.
Earthworks that span a huge swath of the Amazon River basin reveal some parts of the region were once densely populated.
Pay no attention to the person wielding a samurai sword and hacking away at a pig carcass — he's doing it for science.
The mysterious extinct human lineage known as the Denisovans may have interbred with modern humans in at least two separate waves, a new study finds.
The corpses of these tiny creatures ooze out a slimy layer that may explain catastrophic undersea landslides and tsunamis.
A metallic robot hand with "Terminator"-like power sounds good for the movies. But what about a real-life future where that android is now cradling your baby or just shaking your hand?
New work probes the extraterrestrial source of incredibly powerful explosions of radio waves, investigating why that spot is the only known location to repeatedly burst with these blasts.
People can get visual and auditory hallucinations and extreme altitudes, and altitude sickness may not be the cause, research found.