It's possible that the recent quakes could be the straw that broke the camel's back for the San Andreas Fault, which is way overdue for a major rupture.
This time, a magnitude-7.1 temblor struck the region near Ridgecrest, California. Experts say the next one could be even bigger.
Here's a guide to the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, including predictions, naming conventions and how to prepare for a storm.
Ötzi the iceman, the oldest preserved glacial mummy, may have been taking a primitive form of herbal medicine.
A long bone unearthed in Denisova Cave in Siberia is providing new proof that Denisovans and Neanderthals mated.
The boys who survived for 9 days in a flooded cave in Thailand will now have to go through a risky crash course in cave diving in order to make their way out.
The Cambrian explosion, when simple life forms rapidly evolved to more complex creatures, produced some beautiful, bizarre, and mysterious animals
The ashes of the towering figure in modern physics will be buried today (June 15) between two other science icons.
A magnitude-5.0 earthquake shook the Big Island of Hawaii on Thursday (May 3), causing lava to spew into a residential subdivision.
From bat bombs to chicken-heated nukes, here are some of the most outlandish military weapons ever conceived.
Government officials admitted that rogue spying devices are being used in Washington, D.C., to intercept people's cellphone data. What exactly are these devices?
Robert Langlands, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University, won one of mathematics' most prestigious prizes for a lifetime for groundbreaking work.
Stephen Hawking's last paper has been touted to provide a way to finally test for the existence of a multiverse, but it's unlikely to do that, several experts said.
From the notion of hairy black holes to Hawking radiation, the late Stephen Hawking revolutionized our understanding of black holes.
An adorable pair of emperor penguins recently captured the cutest of all animal selfies when they encountered a camera left behind in their rookery.
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