In this vast and lonely universe, are Earthlings just desperate for next door neighbors to play with?
Three periods of drought left an ancient watering hole littered with the bodies of horses, giraffes and rhinos who gathered in search of moisture.
AI firm DeepMind says it can predict the shape of every protein in the human body and in 20 species of research animals.
A fireball streaked across North Texas last night, leading to several hundred witness reports of a bright flash and sonic boom.
Researchers have narrowed down the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 to a few weeks in the fall and to a few animal suspects.
A meteorite found nestled in a horseshoe imprint in England was formed in the early days of the solar system and may contain the building blocks of life.
When eggs are fertilized, they release a shower of zinc and manganese that may protect against multiple sperm penetrating the egg.
Here's where to watch Jeff Bezos and three other crew members go to space on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket.
Former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is headed to space on July 20 aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. Here's how to watch the launch online.
NASA scientists have mapped the dynamic, ever-shifting lakes beneath Antarctica in more detail than ever before.
Here are our favorite stories about sharks, from an ancient Greenland shark to a behemoth "queen of the ocean."
The planet has been losing 33,000 square miles (87,000 square kilometers) of ice coverage each year since 1979.
A severe drought going into the summer is setting up the western United States for water rationing and nasty wildfires.
Most countries that host laboratories dealing with the deadliest pathogens score low on measures of biosecurity and biosafety.
Only one week after astronomers noticed a moving object in the sky, they've identified it as a long-periodicity comet from the Oort Cloud.
A gorgeous new image of Westerlund 2 shows a birthplace of new stars in the Milky Way in unprecedented detail.
These Osmo kits can turn screen time into tactile time, helping kids to learn about numbers, shapes, coding and more. And right now, Amazon has several great deals to get you started.
Venomous spiders prey upon snakes many times their size, a new study finds — and often emerge victorious against snakes as venomous as they are.
From the Goliath birdeater tarantula to black widows, spiders are not shy around deadly snakes, often taking down the juveniles and feasting on their meaty bodies for days.
From chemistry experiments to Earth science explorations, these Prime Day discounts offer a number of science-minded activities.