After a treacherous volcanic eruption during the Bronze Age, curious humans and their canine companions hiked closer to the volcano, where they left footprints in the fine-grained volcanic ash.
After leaving their footprints in volcanic ash, did Bronze Age humans paint this picture of an erupting volcano?
A rare Enigma machine — a German gadget that encoded secret messages during World War II — is up for auction.
Pandas are known for their furry black-and-white markings, so wildlife experts were stunned to see an all-white panda with red eyes tramping through a bamboo forest in China last month.
A Jurassic-age dinosaur walked on all four legs as a baby, but graduated to a two-legged stance as an adult.
Massively long lines at Mount Everest's frigid summit may have contributed to the deaths of seven climbers this week.
A strange seismic event off the coast of Africa has led scientists to a mighty finding: the discovery of the largest underwater volcanic eruption ever recorded.
More than two decades after researchers discovered the 3,800-year-old remains of "Jomon woman" in Hokkaido, Japan, they've finally deciphered her genetic secrets.
For the first time, scientists have evidence that a layer deep beneath Earth's surface can create volcanoes.
Usually, a Blue Moon marks the second time a full moon rises within the same month. But the full moon rising on Saturday (May 18) is May's first full moon, so why are people calling it a Blue Moon?
Modern humans and Neanderthals may have diverged a long, long time ago, at least 800,000 years back.
Does the idea of a spider using its web to catapult itself at high speeds give you the willies? Then be forewarned: the triangle weaver spider (Hyptiotes cavatus) does just that.
A crocodile-like beast the length of a Volkswagen Beetle terrorized prey in the late Triassic oceans about 210 million years ago, a new study finds.
A Native American man in Montana has what may be the oldest DNA native to the Americas, according to news reports.
This 92-million-year-old tyrannosaur was so small, it was only slightly larger than the skull of its mighty relative, Tyrannosaurus rex.
Extraterrestrials, take note: The U.S. Navy plans to set up an official reporting and investigative system that will monitor reports from its pilots about unidentified flying objects.