Archaeologists have located a fort in Alaska where Tlingit people fought a pivotal battle against invading Russian forces.
Conquistadors murdered hundreds of Acolhua people, a sister culture of the Aztecs, after members of a Spanish caravan in Mexico were captured, sacrificed and eaten.
Ancestors of giant Bobbit worms may have colonized the seafloor millions of years ago, building long, narrow burrows where they would wait for unsuspecting prey.
Regular energy flares that emerge from galaxy ESO 253-3 are produced by a black hole about 20 times larger than the one at the center of the Milky Way.
Scientists describe a new species of assassin bug from a fossil that dates to around 50 million years ago and includes the insect's intact genitals.
A new exhibit showcases microscopy in archaeology, highlighting objects' unexpected beauty and revealing clues about the past.
According to legend, six ravens must inhabit the Tower of London or the kingdom will fall. Now, one of the ravens, a matriarch named Merlina, is missing.
The home where Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were murdered is now a bed and breakfast, and a museum. Its retiring owner just put it on the market.
Researchers with NASA and NOAA released their annual assessments of global temperatures and climate trends, finding 2020 to be one of the hottest years in 140 years of record-keeping.
New analysis of rare megalodon fossils revealed that their newborn babies were the biggest live babies in the shark family.
A coup d'état, which translates as "stroke of the state," can be triggered by military actions, the involvement of foreign governments, or popular revolts.
This year, archaeologists discovered intriguing evidence showing that women of the ancient world were not to be trifled with.
From a mirror universe to X-shaped galaxies, these stories guaranteed that 2020 would be a year to remember.
Octopuses sometimes partner with fish to hunt, but the partnership comes with risks (for the fish, that is).
Dozens of species live in Romania's toxic Movile Cave, and a newly described centipede species is the "king" of this unique ecosystem.
After a small piece of wood from the Great Pyramid was donated to a museum in Scotland, it vanished for decades. A curator found it hiding in plain sight.
Robotic "Mars Dogs" could use artificial intelligence and sensors to investigate the Martian surface and map hidden lava tunnels.
Two dinosaurs that died in China during the Cretaceous were fossilized in 3D — but it probably wasn't a volcanic eruption that killed and preserved them.