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.
A sheep found wandering wild in Victoria, Australia carried a massive coat of fleece weighing as much as a 10-year-old child.
In two new studies, researchers identified more snakes that disembowel frogs to eat their organs, a gruesome habit that was only recently discovered.
Scientists recently captured video documenting the first reported instance of a fish preying on a newly-hatched baby bird, in a flooded nest in coastal Georgia.
Using an unusual dating method, scientists have identified the oldest known example of rock art in Australia.
Earth's last magnetic flip 42,000 years brought environmental change and extinctions. Could that happen now?
Thomas Becket's miraculous acts — presented "graphic-novel-style" in stained glass — leave Canterbury Cathedral for a museum exhibit.
Spectacular space rocks from Mars and the moon could fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars at a Christie's auction.
The assassination of two young boys in line for England's throne secured the monarchy for King Richard III, and new evidence links him to their murder.
Scientists recently animated the hazards of being a blue whale that's trying to avoid collisions with ships at sea.
Frequently mistaken for discarded piles of beach trash, ropelike sea whips are a type of colorful coastal coral.
Ingenious web construction allows tangle web spiders to lift animals too heavy for the spiders' tiny muscles to support.
Extreme heat in Australia can send spiders scurrying for indoor shelter, and one family found themselves with a few hundred new roommates.
The Greenland Ice Sheet is one of the largest ice sheets in the world. But it might not be for much longer, if Earth continues to warm.
More than half-a-billion years ago, ancient terrestrial fungus may have helped Earth recover from a catastrophic ice age.