Climate change that led to sea level rise and severe coastal flooding could explain why the Vikings abandoned their Greenland settlements.
For Valentine's Day, Live Science gathers together some of the more extravagant and outlandish courtship rituals in the animal kingdom.
Scientists recently discovered the first non-avian theropod dinosaur with a streamlined body similar to that of penguins, auks and other modern diving birds.
Scientists recently unearthed fossils of strange ocean creatures that lived about 460 million years ago and were unlike any animal alive today.
Watch debris from the sea bottom fly, as octopuses hurl sand and other projectiles at their neighbors in an Australian bay.
More than 70 years ago, during a WWII air raid in the U.K., German bombs destroyed a rare fossil of an ichthyosaur. Scientists just found long-lost plaster casts of the priceless skeleton.
A new study in aye-ayes is the first to review nose picking in primates and reports the first evidence of the habit in lemurs.
Researchers have captured the first-ever footage of mosquito larvae flinging their heads at prey in deadly hunting strikes.
Here's a look at the differences between deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning, with examples of each type of scientific reasoning.
A bizarre fossil from China's Chengjiang Lagerstätte site hints at early diversity in a group of Cambrian marine arthropods called radiodonts.
The explosive Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic event spewed so much moisture that it increased the global average of atmospheric water vapor by 5%.
Tens of thousands of people in Japan have already sought shelter from powerful storm Nanmadol, which could be the most destructive in decades.
The rim rock crowned snake is the rarest snake in North America. And now there's one less, after a snake was found dead with a centipede stuck in its throat.
Dugongs, or sea cows, which are thought to have inspired tales of mythical mermaids, haven't been seen in Chinese waters since 2000.
Thylacines, or Tasmanian tigers, have been extinct for nearly 100 years. But scientists say gene-editing technology could bring back this lost species.
Reference NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has launched and it's the most powerful in history, giving us the deepest ever view into our universe.
We're gonna need a bigger boat as we hunt down the best shark movies of all time, according to our team.
About 30 million years ago, resin hardened around a flower and a parasitic wasp, preserving clues to their relationship in an ancient ecosystem.
New analysis of fossil skulls from sperm whales that lived millions of years ago shows that numerous species of ancient sharks preyed on the whales … and ate their faces.
Recently unearthed footage that documented the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident remained hidden for decades.
A malformed megalodon tooth hinted at an injury that caused it to develop with a split down the middle.
When food starts running low in wasp larvae nurseries, the babies resort to cannibalism in order to survive.
More than a decade of drought recently revealed long-submerged bodies in the depths of Lake Mead, a vast reservoir in Las Vegas.
Scientists recently described six new species of miniature frogs that inhabit forest floors in Mexico and Guatemala.
Scientists recently found that tardigrades can travel by snail to reach new destinations that were otherwise beyond their reach.