Astronomers believe the first galaxies formed around giant halos of dark matter. But a newly discovered galaxy dating to roughly 13 billion years ago mysteriously appeared long before that process should have occurred.
The FDA has approved the first drug that can reduce the severity of multiple food allergies at once.
Researchers think the inscription is written in a Vasconic language spoken in northeastern Spain before the arrival of the Romans.
NASA's final tally shows that OSIRIS-REx collected roughly 4 ounces (120 grams) of material from asteroid Bennu. The sample collected from the "potentially hazardous" asteroid is thought to contain some of the earliest precursors for life.
The European Space Agency's ERS-2 Earth observation satellite was spotted in space as it prepares to make a fiery reentry into Earth's atmosphere on Feb. 21.
An analysis of children's gene activity suggests that more severe forms of appendicitis can be distinguished from milder cases based on the activity of four genes.
The discovery of predatory dinosaurs in marine sediments in Morocco suggests life was abundant and diversifying at the end of the Cretaceous period.
A temporary lake at Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park has persisted for more than six months, which is far longer than it has lasted before. And experts say that it could stick around for quite a while yet.
Haunting image showing two whales with their bones picked clean off the coast of Greenland has won the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 competition.
A drug called Aurlumyn has been approved to treat severe frostbite in the U.S. after a successful clinical trial.
Two of the three last-known surviving Q1 microcomputers have resurfaced after they were last known to have been used by an oil drilling company in the 1970s.
A distant quasar that was initially mistaken for a star is actually one of the brightest and fastest-growing black holes ever seen.
The newly uncovered gene variants were identified as part of an analysis of the DNA of more than 400,000 people in the U.S. who agreed to participate in the All of Us Research Program.
A new study shows that invasive Joro spiders are surprisingly "urban tolerant," which could enable them to take over cities and other urban areas across the U.S. East Coast.
Permafrost thaw could result in new rivers forming across the Arctic, potentially unleashing 35 million car journeys' worth of carbon every year.
In a new video, 1X's EVE robots work together in silence in a test environment, performing actions such as sorting mail, handling objects and tidying up a child's toys.
Brain-computer interfaces have the potential to transform some people's lives, but they raise a host of ethical issues, too.
Live Science spoke with biochemist Virginijus Šikšnys, whose work helped establish CRISPR as a gene-editing system.
We finally understand why blueberries are blue — and the secret lies not in the flesh or skin, but the waxy coating around it.
A farmer in Bulgaria accidentally discovered two graves of a wealthy Roman-era family, but they appear to tell "a sad family story."