From the longest bird flight to the oldest identical twins, 2020 was filled with record-breaking science.
From the incredible efforts of scientists to develop a COVID-19 vaccine in record time to clapping seals, this year had some amazing discoveries.
From a mirror universe to X-shaped galaxies, these stories guaranteed that 2020 would be a year to remember.
Astronomers hunting for radio signals from alien civilizations have reportedly detected an "intriguing signal" from the direction of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star system to the sun.
Two newly discovered fungi eat flies from the inside out while dropping new spores out of holes dissolved in the living flies' abdomens.
The owl found in the Rockefeller Christmas tree isn't going back to his original territory. Here's why.
A mother bear and her cub were shot and killed by Russian hunters after boarding a docked nuclear submarine in Kamchatka.
Happy 16th birthday to Mikko the grouper, a popular aquarium fish in Finland who missed his human visitors during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Early life may have been far more like animals than we thought, suggests new research that shows bacteria can 'develop' like an embryo.
Gauging whether or not we dwell inside someone else’s computer may come down to advanced AI research—or measurements at the frontiers of cosmology
After two dead giraffes were discovered in a South African nature reserve, scientists determined that the animals had been struck by lightning.