Exploring volcanic lava tubes in Hawaii helps researchers understand how humans should prepare for living and working on worlds other than Earth.
In Iron Age boat burials, 1,400-year-old feathers filled comfy cushions under warriors' bones. Down in the bedding belonged to different birds and may have had symbolic importance.
An arachnologist described a new species of peacock spider after a citizen scientist discovered it in the wetlands of southern Australia.
High-speed cameras and arrays of microphones helped researchers draw an acoustic map of hummingbirds' distinctive hum.
Arecibo Observatory's collapse on Dec. 1, 2020 was a devastating blow for science, but its decades of observations will inform research for years to come.
An astonishingly lifelike facial reconstruction reveals the face of an enigmatic mummy who may have been the biological father of the renowned pharaoh Tutankhamen.
Revisiting how Earth looks from space could offer scientists clues for finding alien life on distant worlds.
In "a rare and unusual clinical case," doctors described a young woman whose menstrual cycle made her weep tears that were made of blood.
New images of Jupiter's polar auroras, captured by the Juno spacecraft, revealed the full cycle of intense and unusual polar light displays.
The Great Red Spot, a massive storm spiraling on the surface of Jupiter, may owe its continued life to cannibalism, slurping up smaller storms to fuel its churning power.
Approximately 40,000 bombs were dropped on Poland's Koźle Basin during WWII, targeting industrial plants operated by the Nazis.
Plant fossils that may be a million years old hint that Greenland's icy shell melted away more recently than expected — and could melt again.
A boy's desert hike with his family led to the discovery of a rare statuette of a bare-breasted woman, used as a protective amulet during the biblical era.
Archaeologists in the Czech Republic recently discovered a 1,600-year-old grave holding the remains of a woman and several precious artifacts.
An ancient Egyptian tomb, sarcophagus and funerary artifacts could soon be accessible through virtual reality.
A mass grave in Croatia holds dozens of skeletons, and genetic information reveals new clues about how they died.
Rare chemical makeup in a meteorite that fell to Earth in 2020 hints at its unusual origins: from a pre-planetary body dating to our solar system's beginnings.
Millions of years before dinosaurs appeared, the hefty reptile Anteosaurus was a deadly predator. Scientists just learned that it was also unexpectedly speedy.
Officials at the Louvre Museum in Paris recently celebrated the return of a Renaissance-era breastplate and helmet that had been stolen in 1983.
Archaeologists in Poland recently discovered what are likely the remains of nuns executed by Russians during the Soviet occupation.
A newly discovered instruction manual for embalming mummies in ancient Egypt contains the earliest known description of these mysterious techniques.
X-ray scans and digital reconstructions revealed the contents of undelivered letters that were sealed more than 600 years ago.
In AI-generated animations, faces that were once frozen in time blink, turn their heads and even smile.
A camera on the ExoMars orbiter recently captured a photo showing a very, very tiny Perseverance on Mars.