Thousands of tremors shook the island in the week before the eruption occurred.
Researchers have revealed a previously unconfirmed third group of ancestors for modern-day Japanese populations, after analyzing ancient bones found in Japan.
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.
A farmer in Russia's Stavropol region found the waterlogged "king." Specimens of rat kings are preserved in the collections of some natural history museums.
About 4.5 billion years ago, the solar system was just a giant, spinning cloud of gas and dust. Today, it's flat. Here's how that happened.
After three days in space, SpaceX's first all-civilian crew returned to Earth tonight, splashing down off the Florida coast to end a historic mission.
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.
Hours of survey work have added an additional 8 miles to the passageways at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky
In the 12th century, Chinese and Japanese astronomers spotted a supernova in the sky shining as brightly as Saturn.
Over 100,000 years ago, extinct relatives of modern elephants lived in matriarchal groups, according to preserved trackways in southwestern Spain.
Physicists turned on a new type of gravitational-wave sensor and saw two intriguing results, but they aren't yet ready to claim a discovery.
An extraordinary 120-million-year-old fossil bird from China reveals that the animal had a sexy but vaguely impractical tail.