Images from NASA's Mercury-orbiting MESSENGER spacecraft suggest that the planet has contracted by as much as 8.6 miles in diameter over the past 4 billion years.
Scientists have coaxed back to life moss that had been frozen on an Antarctic island for more than 15 centuries.
Volunteers will be testing Pacific Ocean samples for Fukushima radiation, expected to be well-below hazardous levels when it arrives on the US West Coast in April.
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Nanuqsaurus hoglundi, a ‘pygmy tyrannosaur’ point toward a revised conception of the ancient Arctic, which was relatively warmer, say researchers.
In what Oklahoma City's Fox 25 called an operator error, the station aired a local news promo over the show's content that discussed evolution.
The discovery of the 'pygmy tyrannosaur' found in 2006 on Alaska's North Slope point toward a relatively warmer Arctic Circle, according to a new study.
Using a technique borrowed from evolutionary biology, linguists have found that migration from Beringia, the now-submerged region that bridged Asia and North America, was not unidirectional.
Kitty Genovese, a New York City bar manager, was stabbed to death 50 years ago on Wednesday as witnesses reportedly watched, sparking an interest among psychologists in the so-called bystander effect.
Researchers say a fossilized skull pulled from sandy muck outside Charleston, S.C., is the earliest known member of the whale family to show skeletal evidence for a natural form of sonar.
HR 5171A, a 'yellow hypergiant star', the largest yellow star known so far, is also one million times brighter than the sun.
Using satellite images, researchers have identified the role of plankton in the global carbon cycle.
Giant galaxies arranged in a ring around the Milky Way might have shaped its very formation, reveals a new study.
A duo of astronauts aboard the International Space Station marked the premiere of 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' with a microgravity demonstration of Newton's Third Law of Motion.
New evidence from ancient tree rings suggests that Mongolia at the time of Genghis Khan was wet and warm, allowing the landscape to produce enough fodder to keep his army on the move.
During ice ages, volcanoes served as a warm, cozy refuge for species, a new study reveals.
Three members of Expedition 38 crew have touched down safely in Kazakhstan, after experiencing five and a half months of microgravity.
California earthquake: A 6.8-magnitude temblor shook northern California on Sunday night. Can we still expect more aftershocks?
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 239 people, suddenly disappeared on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. Under what circumstances can a plane drop off the radar?
'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' reboots Carl Sagan's popular science miniseries. Here are seven things that the show's new host, Neil deGrasse Tyson, taught us about the universe and our place in it.
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