The current confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. represent an undercount.
The incubation period for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is between one and 14 days, but could be as long as 24 days.
Coronavirus may linger in the body for weeks after people recover. But that may actually be a good thing.
The British Library has digitized a 15th-century manners book for children, including advice against nose picking, burping and being too greedy around cheese.
Fourteen passengers with coronavirus from the cruise ship The Diamond Princess were evacuated to the U.S. against CDC advice.
Adults, even healthy young adults, are felled by the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV much more readily than children. Here's why.
Taal volcano in the Philippines rumbled to life on Jan. 12, sending steam and sulfur skyward. Satellites have captured images of the eruption.
New research claims that Leonardo da Vinci's optics-breaking orb in the "Salvator Mundi" was a realistic portrayal.
Two wildfires in New South Wales and Victoria have merged, forming a fire covering 2,300 square miles (6,300 square kilometers).
Fossils discovered in Nevada contain preserved guts from a mysterious creature that lived 550 million years ago.
The Chinese paddlefish, which could grow up to 23 feet long, may be the first official extinction of 2020.
A morass of spiky tumbleweed closed a highway in Washington on New Year's Eve, trapping drivers for hours.
Planet Earth went through its fair share of upheavals in 2019, from earthquakes to volcanic eruptions to alterations caused by human activity.
As the decade closes, we look at the science stories that made the biggest splash over the past 10 years.