Here's a look at stunning astronomy images from the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
Discovered in 1853, the Epic of Gilgamesh caused a sensation through its telling of an ark that survived a great flood.
With the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the country's archaeological remains face a grim future even if the extremist Islamic group decides not to loot or intentionally destroy them.
Small-armed, two-legged dinosaurs may have wagged their tails to help them run, for the same reason humans swing their arms, according to a new study.
The ice-hunting Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land just west of Nobile Crater, which sits near the moon's south pole, NASA officials announced Tuesday (Sept. 20).
Wednesday (Sept. 22) marks the equinox, which, thanks to its Latin name meaning "equal night," is often thought of as the day when dark and light each claim 12 hours.
Archaeologists in Colombia have found eight ceramic jars, with metallic figurines and emeralds inside, within a temple and its adjacent graves.
An asteroid measuring about three times the size of the Statue of Liberty will sail harmlessly by Earth on Sept. 22, the 2021 fall equinox.
Mysterious 'empty sky' gamma-ray bursts could be the work of distant supernova explosions, a new model suggests.
Maya people who had fled their cities after a volcano erupted returned and built an enormous pyramid from the volcanic debris.
Conservationists have confirmed that 64 African penguins were killed in South Africa after being stung in and around the eyes by honeybees.
Archaeologists have evidence of a space rock that obliterated Jericho some 3,600 years ago may have inspired the biblical story of Sodom.