Researchers from the United States and China are now studying the core — nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall — to assemble one of the longest-ever records of Earth’s climate history.
In the wake of mass bleaching events, scientists are building a huge repository of frozen sperm to ensure the future of these key ocean species.
Based on comparisons with the objects found by the Harrissons in the Great Cave complex, archaeologists think the Traders Cave deposits are mostly 20,000 years old or more.
A cuneiform tablet discovered in southeastern Turkey documents a glimpse into the final days of the Assyrian Empire.
“The damage we are inflicting on species and ecosystems is so extensive and profound that scientists now believe we are witnessing Earth’s sixth mass extinction event – the last one marked the end of the dinosaurs,” Attenborough said.
The long-held mystery of Hippocrates and the parasitic worms has finally been solved, and it’s all thanks to a few samples of ancient poop.
This map, dated 1593, is one of fewer than 100 documents made by indigenous people that have survived the ravages of time. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the early interactions between the indigenous people of Mexico and the recently arrived Spanish.
Kepler-90 is the first star with as many planets as our own sun, though its solar system is a strange and squished up place.
A new “DNA atlas” of Ireland is revealing some of the surprising ways historic kingdoms have influenced populations on the island—and it offers the first genetic evidence that Vikings intermingled with ancient Irish peoples.
An analysis of 63 archeological sites across North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa links increasing wealth inequality and the rise of animal domestication.
There’s an increasingly confident group of researchers that think life emerged in space, and evidence published in the Journal of Chemical Physics on Tuesday provides support for their daring hypothesis.
Geologists exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland’s Isle of Skye found something out-of-this-world instead: ejecta from a previously unknown, 60 million-year-old meteorite impact.
Researchers have found an ancient shark in North Atlantic, believed to be 512 years old, which could be the oldest living vertebrate in the world.
Centuries after a noblewoman lived and died in Peru, scientists have reconstructed her face in stunning 3-D.
Researchers are currently developing a blimp-like exploration robot, designed to squeeze through a tiny 1.5-inch hole, before unfolding and inflating itself to look around.
The spotlight is back on the mythological ‘Ram Setu’ between India and Sri Lanka, after a show on the Science Channel in the US hinted that such a structure may actually exist outside of mythology.