Researchers are using drones to map the algae that grows on the underside of sea ice in the Antarctic.
The Museum of Fine Arts opened a time capsule from 1795 that had been buried under the Massachusetts State House cornerstone in Boston.
A leap second will be added to 2015 to keep atomic clock time in sync with Earth's actual rotational time.
Israel's Declaration of Independence was photographed with a high-tech camera that will recreate the document's original appearance.
NASA has proposed a new citizen science challenge called the 20-20-20 Airship Challenge that calls for high-altitude and long-duration airship designs.
A baby killer whale was born into the endangered J-pod that lives off the coast of Washington state.
Debris and bodies from AirAsia Flight 8501 have been recovered, but search and rescue teams are still looking for the rest of the plane and its black box to determine what caused the crash.
There are big differences between the missing AirAsia Flight 8501 and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared earlier this year.
Worldwide reindeer populations are dropping, and researchers say new herding and preservation methods are needed.
A team of archaeologists uncovered the layout of a medieval city in southern England using high-tech survey equipment.
An archaeological dig in Iceland shows that Vikings used to host elaborate feasts with beef and beer to improve their political standing.
Physicists have teleported a light particle 15 miles (25 kilometers), making it the farthest quantum teleportation yet.
Tommy the chimpanzee was denied a writ of habeas corpus and will not be recognized as a legal person by a New York state appeals court.
NASA's Earth Observatory released satellite images of ripplelike clouds that formed when air currents were interrupted by the tall peaks on Amsterdam Island.
To improve shipping efficiency, Amazon is using thousands of robots to gather products in its shipping centers on Cyber Monday.
Dark matter might be made of clouds of energy cracks instead of particles and may be detectable in GPS signals.
An underwater robot exploring the deep seas captured the first video footage ever of a creepy-looking anglerfish — a creature that looks so menacing it is sometimes called the "black seadevil."
An underwater sub captured rare video footage of a deep-sea anglerfish in the waters of Monterey Bay, California.
The sun may be partly responsible for lightning strikes on Earth, and scientists think fluctuations in the sun's magnetic field could be used to predict lightning storms weeks in advance.
Many Americans support legal rights for gay and lesbian couples but still don't think those couples should be kissing in public, a new study suggests.