Underwater and airborne cameras recently captured an astounding sight: feeding whales producing bubble nets to trap their prey.
A virtual dive of a 17th-century shipwreck explores the remains of a ship used by the Dutch to secretly trade with Iceland.
Five mummies dating to 4,000 years ago had cholesterol buildup in their arteries, hinting that humans have been susceptible to heart disease since ancient times.
Archaeologists recently discovered a colorful fresco of fighting gladiators on a tavern wall in Pompeii.
Around 400,000 years ago, humans set aside bones filled with tasty grease and marrow, storing them like canned soup for later meals.
The grim future of new TNT sci-fi series "Snowpiercer" began with climate change. Could our rapidly warming world undergo a global deep freeze?
A fast-moving visitor is approaching our cosmic neighborhood. Dubbed 2019 SX5, this near-Earth object is about the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
A new meteorite addition to the Field Museum's collection resembles a malodorous mud brick, but it holds important clues about the origins of life on Earth.
A new book by Randall Munroe, author of the popular science webcomic xkcd, explains how to fix real-world problems by using science to find ridiculously complicated solutions.
Twin baby stars snuggle inside a "pretzel" of glowing gas and dust in an image captured by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope.
Scientists deciphered a key ingredient in tardigrades' arsenal of superpowers, learning how a unique protein in microscopic water bears provides protection from harmful radiation.
A new book tackles the science behind the fantastic technology and sci-fi concepts in the outrageous cartoon series "Rick and Morty."
Hurricane Lorenzo, a powerful storm now bearing down on the Azores, is the strongest hurricane to form this far east in the Atlantic.
Fossils show that microbial life was likely thriving on Earth within about a billion years after the world took shape.
Graves of children dating to the Bronze Age and the Iron Age in what is now Bavaria held small pots with spouts that were likely used to feed milk to infants and toddlers.
Venus, our solar system's broiling, radiation-bombarded, sulfuric-acid-raining, toxic hellscape of a planet, may once have been quite nice, actually.
A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change addresses how climate change threatens Earth's oceans and frozen places.
Students around the world were on the march, calling on global leaders to take meaningful action to curb human activity driving catastrophic climate change.
Tropical storm Imelda is bringing historic and devastating flooding to southeastern Texas, just two years after Hurricane Harvey flooded the same part of the state.
Students around the world are walking out of schools on Friday (Sept. 20) in a global strike for climate action.
A digital reconstruction reveals the face of a Scottish man who died in a brutal battle during the 15th century.
ecades after a man in Florida mysteriously disappeared, Google Earth revealed the location of his skeletal remains — inside a submerged car.
Scientists ponder a wide variety of probing questions in pursuit of knowledge. One of those questions — can a knife made of frozen feces cut flesh? — has just been answered.
Current page: 1