A pair of kayakers discovered a skull fragment near the Minnesota River. Authorities were shocked to learn that the bone was 8,000 years old.
Asian elephants, like their African cousins, seem to mourn their dead, sometimes carrying their lost infants for days or weeks.
Monkeypox infections are appearing in Europe and North America, a rare occurrence for a disease endemic to west and central Africa.
Resembling an alien shopping bag with guts made of glowing Cheetos, a bizarre creature took center stage in new footage captured by a remotely operated vehicle deep in the Pacific Ocean.
A healthy adult bladder can hold a fair amount of urine, but regularly holding it to the point of discomfort isn't a great idea.
A new species of glass frog has been named by a cryptocurrency organization, triggering concern over the high environmental cost of crypto.
Octopus mothers slam themselves against rocks and eat their own arms before their eggs hatch. Scientists have discovered what leads to the self-destruction.
Researchers discovered microorganisms from 830 million years ago trapped in ancient salt crystals from Australia
Tick-borne illnesses are an unfortunate side effect of summer fun. Here's why (and how) to avoid ticks when recreating outdoors.
Squid, octopus, and other cephalopods are genetic rulebreakers who have scrambled their genomes, perhaps allowing them to evolve their impressive smarts.
Labor unions have risen and fallen over the course of U.S. history, but interest in organizing is currently surging.
The Mars helicopter Ingenuity has snapped eerily desolate photographs of the spent parachute and backshell that conveyed it to the Red Planet.
A stranded sperm whale was still alive when it was found washed ashore near Ningbo, China. A team of rescuers worked around the clock to tow the animal back to sea.
A restless sunspot sent off a double solar flare on Monday (April 25), temporarily disrupting some radio communications in Asia and Australia.
An anthropologist argues that stories of an "ape-man" in Indonesia reflect the continued survival of an ancient human ancestor.
Here are some candidates for the weirdest sea creatures, from sea slugs that photosynthesize to squid with elbows.
The Lyrid meteor shower will peak April 22. To see the meteors, find a dark spot and look skyward near midnight.
The "corpse" of a sunspot exploded Monday (April 11), triggering a mass ejection of solar material that is headed in Earth's direction.
The five naked-eye planets in the solar system will line up across the predawn sky this spring and summer. Here's how to watch.
A newly created isotope of the silvery metal lutetium has a strange squashed nucleus and a half-life of just a few hundred nanoseconds.