A piece of paper that survived the sinking of the Titanic was recently sold at auction for the price of a fancy sports car.
A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: "The Epic of Gilgamesh."
They might look like rusty old guns, but these 150-year-old cannons offer locals an important connection with their history.
The king crab could soon take over a whole new kingdom, and it has global warming to thank for the conquest.
From sky bears duking it out with the moon to coital relationships between celestial bodies, people have been making up cool stories to explain lunar eclipses for a very long time.
The ongoing civil war in Syria has led to the first-ever withdrawal from the Svalbard "doomsday" Global Seed Vault.
A female water snake in Missouri can do something that no human woman can (no matter how badly she might want to).
The health of heart disease patients might be improved by technology that they're already carrying around in their pockets ¬— cellphones.
Helicopters of the future could use insectlike robotic legs to land in unlikely places — like the slopes of steep hills or the decks of rocking boats.
The U.S. Air Force is offering $2 million to whoever can design a new and improved engine to power its airplanes.
Bad news for apiphobes: Killer bees are on the move in the United States, but that may be helpful to the besieged European bee.
When it comes to science, some Americans are better informed than others, according to a new survey.
A really weird, really tiny animal — the microscopic tardigrade — is the inspiration behind a new material that could improve the efficiency of things like LED lights to solar cells.
A new laser weapon that can burn up targets in just a few seconds recently melted and destroyed a test drone flying over California.