An advisory committee voted unanimously on Thursday (Oct. 14) to recommend a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster for certain groups of people.
An adorable turtle hatchling that was born with two heads has dazzled its caretakers in Massachusetts — and is thriving, against all odds.
Archaeologists recently discovered a 2,700-year-old private toilet inside the remains of an ancient royal estate in Jerusalem.
Pfizer and BioNTech officially submitted a request to the FDA to approve their COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the widespread use of a malaria vaccine — a breakthrough in the long fight against the deadly disease.
A group of French researchers has uncovered censored phrases in letters exchanged by Marie Antoinette and her close friend— and rumored lover — Swedish count Axel von Fersen.
The thinning of an icy "glue" that holds fractured ice together may drive ice shelf collapse in Antarctica, according to a new study.
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) captured a stunning new photo of the luminous green and red lights of an aurora hugging clouds swirling around Earth's night side.
Small-armed, two-legged dinosaurs may have wagged their tails to help them run, for the same reason humans swing their arms, according to a new study.
A lower dose of the vaccine showed to be safe, well-tolerated and effective in spurring antibodies in kids between 5 to 11 years of age, the company announced.
California firefighters have wrapped the bases of the world's largest trees in fire-resistant aluminum blankets to protect them from a wildfire that is raging nearby.
In the 12th century, Chinese and Japanese astronomers spotted a supernova in the sky shining as brightly as Saturn.
Alarms blared aboard the Russian side of the International Space Station (ISS) early Thursday (Sept. 9), and the crew reported seeing smoke and smelling burnt plastic, according to news reports.
A brown, long-tailed bird at the Taronga Zoo Sydney in Australia has learned how to mimic the shrieks and shrills of human babies.
Results from a massive study in Bangladesh unequivocally show that surgical masks reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, scientists say.
A 23-year-old student in Germany can shrink and enlarge his pupils on demand, according to a new case report — a feat that was previously thought to be impossible.
In July, a group of scientists accidentally found themselves on a tiny island in northern Greenland made up of mounds of silt and gravel. It turned out to be an unknown island.
A-74 nearly collided with the ice shelf it split from last February. Such a strong impact may have released an even larger iceberg.
People who received a booster Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine six to eight months after their initial dose had a nine-fold increase in antibodies, according to clinical trial results.
The Food and Drug Administration granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine on Monday (Aug.23). It's the first COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. to be fully approved.
Investigators are considering the possibility that the couple, their one-year-old daughter and their dog were exposed to toxic algae.