A United Nations panel is preparing to present the first of three reports on climate change, defining the factors that shape it and recommending strategies for policymakers and global leaders.
A multi-institutional research team will seek evidence of technologies crafted by intelligent alien civilizations — living and extinct.
Acclaimed horror director Eli Roth has a new documentary on a horrific subject: the shark finning trade.
A near-complete fossil skeleton of an ancient reptile dates to 300 million years ago. It had a blunt skull for tunneling underground, and special scales may have helped it slither through dirt.
The Blue Origins rocket New Shepard launched to the edge of space today, with former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and three other passengers onboard.
People have described extraterrestrial encounters that take place in a dreamlike state, and experiments suggest that such experiences may be lucid dreams.
A photographer created an astonishing time-lapse video from aerial footage of sheep as they traveled between pastures over seven months.
Massive lemurs once clung to Madagascar's trees. Scientists recently sequenced the nuclear genome of one extinct giant, the koala lemur, for the first time.
Since May 28, the graves of more than 1,000 Indigenous children have been discovered in Canada, on the grounds of former state-funded boarding schools run by the Catholic Church.
Analysis of a well-preserved fossil from South Africa provided a "missing puzzle piece" for the evolution of dinosaur respiration.
Human remains dating to the 14th and 15th centuries show that people who lived in what is now Gabon modified their faces through tooth removal.
A new survey reveals that most Americans believe in intelligent extraterrestrial life and do not feel threatened by the appearance of UFOs.
In the chilly Arctic, a long-frozen region is a critical refuge for wildlife that depends on ice. But the so-called Last Ice Area could melt away as Earth warms.
Video and computer modeling shows how fire ants create bridge extensions from their enormous rafts, made of tightly packed ants numbering in the tens of thousands.
When a photographer snapped the moment a herring gull caught a french fry midair, the image quickly went viral. Now, the photo is appearing on Google billboards in Ireland and the U.K.
Scientists recently found that a fungus resembling zombies' fingers is more widespread in Australia than anyone suspected.
Scientists reconstructed a 3,000-year-old shark attack from marks left behind in the victim's skeleton.
Satellite parts that melt away during reentry reduce the risk of space debris impacts on Earth, a new video demonstrates.
The American holiday Juneteenth is observed on June 19. It is also known as Emancipation Day and Black Independence Day.
A tiny amber-locked skull that looks like a bird's is actually a lizard's, new fossil evidence shows.
The American Museum of Natural History's Hall of Gems and Minerals is newly renovated and reopens with "Beautiful Creatures," an exhibit of stunning jewelry inspired by animals.