Today's winter solstice will boast the year's fewest hours of daylight for the Northern Hemisphere. Here's why.
The discovery of the world's oldest python fossils on record suggests that these snakes originated in Europe and probably lived alongside boas.
Archaeologists in Israel have found an ancient altar to Pan that was repurposed as a brick in a church wall.
A family pulling weeds in the garden discovered a hoard of gold coins featuring various British monarchs dating back to the 1400s.
The remnants of circular and rectangular villages dating to 1300 were discovered in the Amazon rainforest.
Ancient rock art of extinct ice age animals, handprints and patterns were found in the Amazon rainforest of Colombia.
Starting about 400 years ago, Indigenous people in California had hallucinogenic ceremonies in a cave by Santa Barbara.
It's a mystery why a swordfish stabbed a thresher shark to death, but it's possible they were competing for food.
The owl found in the Rockefeller Christmas tree isn't going back to his original territory. Here's why.
The T. rex and Triceratops were discovered in 2006, but this sale marks the first time scientists will be able to study them in detail.
Changes previously thought to be sex differences in a human relative are actually due to microevolution, a new study finds.
About 31,000 years ago, identical twin boys died, but not at the same time, a new analysis of their remains shows.