Five years ago, tens of thousands of emaciated seabirds washed ashore on the Pacific Coast.
This unassuming little organism may hold the secrets to how the first multicellular life-forms evolved.
The Taal volcano eruption in the Philippines this week sent ash plumes 9 miles (14 kilometers) into the air, new satellite imagery shows.
The graves of these enslaved people may help experts understand the transition from the Iron Age to the Roman era.
High-resolution video of tiny, bizarre silk structures found across the Amazon known as a silkhenge show the mysterious spider construction as never before.
It's the award no one wanted to win: 2019 was the second hottest year on record, government scientists confirmed yesterday (Jan. 15).
A 2,800-year-old jar inscribed in Hebrew with the Yahwistic name "Benayo" has been discovered at Abel Beth Maacah, an Israel site mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.
Rare mounds of a crystalline mineral have emerged above the surface of Utah's Great Salt Lake, where they're expected to remain just a few months before disappearing again.
The spectacular solar storms that paint the polar skies in beautiful greens and pinks have a darker side
The new virus — a type of coronavirus — may be able to spread between people under certain circumstances.
The black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be warping and combining binary stars into a strange new kind of object, according to a new study.
Multiple strong and damaging earthquakes are wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico. And geoscientists forecast dozens more strong aftershocks are likely in the area.
Declassified spy-satellite photos show that the glaciers near Mount Everest are shrinking more than expected.
A massive trove of "artifacts" has been shipped from Sri Lanka, a country recovering from a civil war, to Ripley's Believe It or Not! — a company known for its unusual objects.
String theory is a powerful idea, unfinished and untested, but one that has persisted for decades despite inauspicious beginnings.
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