The U.K. government has included cephalopods and some crustaceans in a new bill that recognizes sentient animals.
Researchers studying the atmospheres of white dwarfs have discovered previously unknown rock types which made up the exoplanets that once surrounded the stellar remnants.
Researchers warn that there are dozens of potential false biosignatures on Mars that could hinder the search for alien life.
The number of satellites orbiting Earth is skyrocketing, and this may be causing more problems than solutions in the long term.
Researchers have discovered a new mineral from deep within Earth's mantle; it was trapped inside a diamond and brought to the surface.
Archaeologists at Pompeii have uncovered a small bedroom that they believe was home to three slaves at a Roman villa.
The photo, titled 'Medusa Ballet,' was recently announced as the overall winner at the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 competition.
An investigation into a recent collision involving a nuclear-powered U.S. submarine has revealed it hit an unmapped seamount in the South China Sea.
Australian wildlife officials are planning to kill or remove more than 10,000 wild horses from a national park in New South Wales.
A new study which analyzed the DNA in a hair sample from iconic Native American leader Sitting Bull has confirmed the identity of his great-grandson.
The UN Development Programme has released a new video addressing climate change and fossil fuel subsidies starring a CGI talking dinosaur.
A new study has confirmed a longstanding theory that Earth's crust tilted to the side, and eventually back again, around 84 million years ago.
Astronomers recently identified an unusual star that most likely formed from the hypernova remains of one of the universe's first stars.
NASA has released a picture of a Pac-Man-shaped supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy that was recently captured by the Hubble telescope.
A study comparing the teeth of Native Americans with those of the ancient Jomon people of Japan has revealed that the two groups were not directly linked.
Wildlife officers have finally removed a rubber tire from around the neck of a bull elk in Colorado who had been carrying it around for over two years.
A new study has revealed that a landlocked mangrove forest in the Yucatán Peninsula migrated there from the coast when sea levels were much higher, around 125,000 years ago.
Satellite images released by NASA's Earth Observatory show concentric rings of clouds forming above the erupting volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands.
An oil spill off the California coast has released around 126,000 gallons of oil that is washing up on beaches and protected wetlands.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has removed 23 species from the endangered species list because they have most likely gone extinct.
Cave explorers from Oman have become the first people to fully explore the infamous 'Well of Hell' sinkhole in Yemen.
Conservationists have confirmed that 64 African penguins were killed in South Africa after being stung in and around the eyes by honeybees.
Researchers have revealed a previously unconfirmed third group of ancestors for modern-day Japanese populations, after analyzing ancient bones found in Japan.
Capybaras have overrun a gated community in Argentina which was controversially built over their original habitat.