Modern humans migrated into Europe in three waves: 54,000, 45,000 and 42,000 years ago, a new study claims.
The eruption was the most powerful natural explosion in over a century, triggering a tsunami hundreds of feet high.
The moon is slowly creeping away from Earth, but will we actually lose the moon before the sun turns into a red giant and destroys us both?
Here's why hurricanes, also known as tropical cyclones and typhoons, don't form at the equator and why it would be rare for them to cross it.
Dogs commonly tilt their heads, but is it a sign of intelligence, or does it mean something else entirely?
The bottom of the Mariana Trench is about 35,876 feet (10,935 meters) deep, making it deeper than Mount Everest is tall.
The largest study yet to look at the genetics of ice age hunter-gatherers in Europe has uncovered a previously unknown lineage dubbed the Fournol.
The first people to enter the Americas may have taken the coastal route along the Bering Strait Land Bridge during these two periods.
An unknown group of hominins crafted more than 500 obsidian hand axes more than 1.2 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia.
A genetic study has revealed the existence of a previously unknown hunter-gatherer group that lived in Siberia upwards of 10,000 years ago.
It's easy to fold a piece of paper in half once, twice or even three or four times. But what's the highest number of times one piece of paper can be folded in half?
The average life expectancy of a dog is more than 10 years, but life span varies greatly among different breeds.
The oldest known writing dates back more than 5,000 years. But who was the first author we know by name?
Sometimes dark or milk chocolate gets a white sheen or blotchy white spots on it. What is happening, and is chocolate that has turned white safe to eat?
A new type of exoplanet has been discovered circling around one of the most common stars in the universe, and it could help in the search for extraterrestrial life.
A well-known expression says that Nero fiddled while Rome burned. But has history misrepresented this infamous ruler?