The newfound species sported a strange bony crest on its head that looked like the wings of a butterfly, and had the wingspan needed to take flight at a very young age.
Fields Medal recipient Maryam Mirzakhani is married and a mother, which some advocates hail as an example that could draw more women to careers in math-intensive sciences.
Researchers using a new radio-telescope array high in Chile's Atacama Desert have made the most detailed maps yet of simple organic molecules in the halos of two comets.
World Elephant Day, established in 2012, helps spread awareness on the existential threat elephants face from poachers and trafficking groups.
The Perseid meteor shower should be at its most spectacular late Tuesday into early Wednesday, experts say.
Check out 10 of the best pictures of the "Supermoon" from around the world!
Can casual astral observers really tell that the so-called ‘supermoon’ – the space rock’s closest perigee to earthlings – looks bigger than, say, a harvest moon? Verdict’s still out.
The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak at 8pm on August 12, joined by a shining 'supermoon.'
Paleontologists have begun excavating bones from a cave thought to hold the remains of tens of thousands of ancient animals.
Earth's natural satellite could stand in the way of your enjoyment this year's Perseid meteor shower, unless you know where – and when – to look.
Researchers at Harvard have developed flat robots that can fold themselves up into origami shapes and start walking.
A research project has produced a robot that folds itself from a two-dimensional to three-dimensional object and then performs work – such as scampering like a soldier crab across a tabletop.
The first hurricane in 22 years is set to make landfall on Hawaii. Is the Aloha State experiencing more severe weather than in the past?
A saltwater crocodile in Australia's Northern Territory was photographed devouring a bull shark. How common is it for crocs to eat sharks?
Astronomers sifting through two decades of data from the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered the progenitor of a rare and bizarre type of supernova.
Europe's Rosetta probe, which on Wednesday became the first manmade spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, seeks to shed light on the big questions concerning the origins of the Earth and the solar system.
Sharks capable of bioluminescence have evolved eyes with a higher density of rods than their non-glowing counterparts, giving these sharks 'faster' vision.
A mysterious kind of space explosion known as a Type Iax supernova might leave behind a stellar remnant.
A fox-sized dinosaur unearthed in Venezuela lends support to the belief that dinosaurs lived in herds early on in their evolution.
After languishing in a box in the basement of Philadelphia's Penn Museum for 85 years, a 6,500-year-old skeleton unearthed in what is today Iraq is finally getting attention from archaeologists.