Surprisingly, adult jellyfish survive the winter under the Arctic's thick sea ice.
In northeastern Germany, archaeologists have discovered a battlefield, more than 3,000 years old, along the banks of the Tollense Valley.
At Europe's oldest battlefield, archaeologists found new clues about who fought on the skeleton-strewn grounds some 3,250 years ago.
A new study of human bones found no trace of Native American DNA on the island. Debate over pre-European cultural mash-ups continues.
Archaeologists found a copper blade in Switzerland that's just like the ax Ötzi the famous "Iceman" was carrying when he died.
Three scientists who were integral in detecting these so-called gravitational waves for the first time were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in physics this morning.
Three scientists who made key discoveries on the workings of our internal clock have been awarded this year's Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
Archaeologists recently found an unexpected preference for pinkish gold in Colombian jewelry from the first millennium.
A new species of rat, measuring 18 inches long, has been discovered in the South Pacific, the first time in 80 years a new rat species has been found there.
Archaeologists found more than 60 ancient graves in a Bronze Age cemetery in Jerusalem. In one they found a jar full of the remains of decapitated toads.
For the first time, the private spaceflight company Stratolaunch tested all six of the engines on a colossal airplane with the largest wingspan of any aircraft in the world.
Who were the people who inspired the names for NASA's Cassini spacecraft and the European Space Agency's Huygens probe?
Archaeologists opened a royal Maya tomb in Guatemala and found a jade mask and bones covered in bright red paint.
The concept of zero as a number was revolutionary in mathematics. Historians have long known the idea came from India, but its exact origins remain murky.
Archaeologists in England are excavating the ruins of the fort of Vindolanda, which was once at the northern edge of the Roman Empire.
By analyzing what's left of an ice age grave site, researchers determined that a human skeleton could be up to 13,000 years old, making it "one of the oldest human skeletons from America."
Maine archaeologists completed a mission to map World War I wrecks and British war graves off the coast of Orkney.
Scientists took DNA from Bronze Age skeletons to learn more about the origins of the Minoan and Mycenaean people, who built the first advanced civilizations in Greece.
The image of Albert Einstein sticking his tongue out is probably one of most ubiquitous (and memorable) photos of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist.