Warped amphibian-like fossils in Ireland were likely transformed by superheated fluids that were released as ancient continents crashed into one another around 300 million years ago.
Researchers have unearthed tiny fragments of DNA in the Arctic that were left by plants, microbes and animals that lived in a previously unknown ecosystem in Greenland.
New research has debunked a 2020 study that claimed to have found the chemical phosphine, a potential biomarker for extraterrestrial life, in Venus' atmosphere.
Researchers in France have finally cracked a complex code of mysterious symbols and "nonsense" decoys written by Charles V, the former Holy Roman Emperor and King of Spain.
The International Astronomical Union has issued a warning over the newly launched BlueWalker 3 satellite, which is causing interference for both optical and radio telescopes.
Astronomers searching for radio signals that could be signs of extraterrestrial life have just gained access to South Africa's MeerKAT telescope.
Planetary scientists have pinpointed the likely location of a massive asteroid impact that triggered an enormous tsunami on the Red Planet around 3.4 billion years ago.
Astronomers observed a major eruption from a volcanic comet flying through the solar system, likely spewing more than 1 million tons of debris into space.
An ancient worm unearthed in China has one of the oldest fossilized brains ever found. The brain's shape could also help solve a centuries-old debate about the evolution of arthropods.
Paleontologists have discovered fossils belonging to a newfound species of tyrannosaur, which could fill an important gap in the evolutionary history of T. rex.
The Orion capsule has taken a photograph of Earth passing behind the moon as the spacecraft passes within 81 miles of the lunar surface.
Scientists have approved the introduction of four new prefixes that can be applied to units of measurement in the metric system.
The auction house Christie's has called off the upcoming auction of a T. rex skeleton, known as Shen, after experts noticed it looked suspiciously similar to another famous T. rex specimen, Stan.
A pair of galaxies in the constellation Eridanus have been warped and twisted into a colossal, glowing ring of stars by the intense gravitational forces between them following a chaotic merger.
Flashy new videos of the plant shameplant (Mimosa pudica), which is renowned for its ability to rapidly fold up its leaves, reveal how chemical and electrical signals help to trigger its lightning reflexes.
Astronomers have created a colorful interactive map of more than 200,000 galaxies and quasars spanning the lifespan of the cosmos.
Researchers in Spain have unearthed a never-before-seen species of ancient marine turtle, the largest of its kind ever uncovered in Europe.
Researchers want to build a spacecraft to lurk in far-Earth orbit and chase down interstellar objects as they whizz through the solar system.
A pair of new studies has revealed 'highly unlikely' phytoplankton blooms appearing near the seafloor and under sea ice at both Earth's poles.
A new study has revealed that the weird parallel grooves on the surface of Mars' largest moon Phobos could be a sign that the Red Planet's gravity is ripping the satellite apart.
In a viral Instagram video, pathologists remove a dead 5-foot alligator from the body of an 18-foot Burmese python.
A dog-walker recently stumbled across a bizarre, white "fleshy lump" on a beach in Cornwall, England. Experts think that the unusual object is actually part of a whale's stomach.
An 8-year-old boy recently killed a venomous cobra in India after recieving a venom-free "dry bite" from the snake and then biting back in retaliation.
A 3-year-old male Shetland pony named Pumuckel has narrowly missed out on officially being named the world's smallest horse due to a technicality, but he’s likely to gallop off with the title next year.
A man has claimed that the fire that burned down his house in California was started by a fireball meteor, which was spotted by several witnesses in the area. But firefighters are still trying to determine what started the blaze.