Between Jan. 1 and July 2, 841 manatees died near and off the coast of Florida, a record-breaking number.
After 50 years of searching, neuroscientists have found what could be called "grandmother neurons," they are reporting.
Humans are slow and weak compared with bears, pumas and other large predators, but these beasts usually avoid us. Why don't these animals try to eat us more often?
Coastal flooding could quadruple in the US in the 2030s, a new study of the lunar cycle and sea level rise finds.
Large telecommunication satellites used for TV broadcasting could be quickly and easily repurposed as anti-asteroid weapons according to European aerospace company Airbus.
Mysterious flares of X-rays from Jupiter's auroras suggest that the giant planet's "northern lights" may possess unexpected similarities with those of Earth, a new study finds.
Virgin Galactic's newly minted astronauts are beyond thrilled following their journey to space on the company's first fully crewed spaceflight.
Early this morning (July 11), billionaire Richard Branson and three other passengers briefly went to space for the first fully crewed spaceflight of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo spaceplane.
Virgin Galactic will broadcast the flight of its founder, Richard Branson, as he soars into space on Sunday (July 11).
Temperatures over 120 degrees Fahrenheit are part of a "heat dome" scorching the western United States.
Here's a look at the science behind SARS-CoV-2 variants and which coronavirus mutants are the most concerning in different areas.
Atoms are the building blocks of all matter in the universe, but how many are there in the part of it we can see from Earth?
Although the asteroid, Bennu, only has a 1-in-2700 chance of hitting Earth, scientists are taking the risk seriously.
A perplexing mystery about a scattered hoard of ancient Roman coins found near a river in the Netherlands has now been solved.
This Friday (July 9), we will explore the chemistry of milk plastic, (or casein plastic) in our new kids video series: Summer School with Live Science.