It can be a freeing feeling to shuck off your shoes and walk outside barefoot...until you get a splinter.
Hidden within a fire-scorched structure near the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt, archaeologists discovered the entrance to a 2,000-year-old family tomb.
By examining a person’s eyes, doctors might one day be able to predict that person's risk of early death, according to a new study.
New aerial photos show a blanket of dust and ash covering the Pacific nation of Tonga following a massive underwater volcanic eruption.
A group of tiny, colorful birds has been singing the exact same tunes for more than 500,000 years — and maybe as long as 1 million years, according to a new study.
Over a five-week period in the fall of 2021, three people died of rabies after contact with bats, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
Before Earth and the other planets in our solar system existed, the sun may have been surrounded by giant rings of dust similar to Saturn's, according to a new study.
From the number of bubbles in a typical glass of beer to the weight of all the coronavirus particles circulating in the world, here are 10 weird things scientists calculated in 2021.
Your brain may be leaking … energy, according to a new study that may explain why your noggin consumes 20% of the energy needed to keep your body running.
A "creative sweet spot" may exist in the brief moments you spend in a little-known early sleep stage, according to a new study.
On Nov. 26, the World Health Organization (WHO) named a new coronavirus variant "Omicron" and designated it as a "variant of concern."
A letter written by Russian empress Catherine the Great on April 20, 1787, stressing the importance of the smallpox vaccine will go up for auction in London.
Earth's outer shell is made of rocky rafts that dive beneath each other. The diving plates weaken, but do not break, according to a new study.
On Friday (Nov. 19), The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized Moderna and Pfizer boosters for all adults, prior to the busy holiday season.
While cleaning out a freezer in a Pennsylvania vaccine research facility, a lab worker discovered several frozen vials labeled "smallpox," launching an FBI and CDC investigation.
In the 15th century, a group of elite women in the ancient city of Chan Chan spent their days making textiles while living ... and in death.
The earliest evidence of mercury poisoning has been found in 5,000-year-old bones of humans buried in Spain and Portugal, according to a new study.
California and Colorado expanded booster shot eligibility to all adults who received their second dose of Moderna's or Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago.
A baby born at 21 weeks gestation in Alabama last year is the most premature baby in the world to survive, according to Guinness World Records.
Fish use sharks as scrub brushes by pushing up against the sea predator's scaly bodies to get rid of parasites and other irritants.
A new COVID-19 pill significantly cuts risk of hospitalization or death when taken within three days of symptom onset, Pfizer says.
The HPV vaccine reduced cases of cervical cancer by 87% among women in the U.K. who received the vaccine when they were 12 or 13 years old, according to a new study.