A huge chunk of ice twice the size of Washington, D.C., just broke off of Antarctica's Pine Island glacier, continuing a troubling trend that could signify glacial collapse.
For the first time, astrophysicists have detected a pattern in fast radio bursts, one of the most mysterious phenomena in the universe.
In low Earth orbit's growing "space junkyard," new technologies could reduce the risk of collisions.
A British man who contracted the new coronavirus on a business trip appears to have spread the virus to 11 other people.
Lightning strikes kill wild animals relatively often, but the deaths of four rare gorillas represent a huge loss for the species.
Contagious diseases have shaped human history and they remain with us. Here's a look at some of the worst, from ebola and dengue to the more recent coronavirus and Zika virus.
Solar super-storms capable of damaging electric grids and satellite networks may be much more common than previously thought, a study of Earth's oldest geomagnetic index suggests.
Adults, even healthy young adults, are felled by the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV much more readily than children. Here's why.
In today's episode of Life's Little Mysteries, we'll take a closer look at some of the mysteries surrounding one of our closest animal companions: dogs.
Harley Quinn has a hyena friend in the movie "Birds of Prey," but even without supervillain sidekicks, hyenas are super-awesome.
This question reveals something much deeper about the ways we understand — and misunderstand — race.
A famous painting by Gustav Klimt that went missing 23 years ago turned up in the walls of the gallery from which it appears it was stolen from. No one knows who took it.
A group of sharks writhing in shallow water may have looked like they were beached, but they weren't injured or in distress.
Pluto's heart-shaped feature, which NASA's New Horizons spacecraft discovered during its epic July 2015 flyby of Pluto, drives atmospheric circulation on the dwarf planet, a new study suggests.
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