New satellite data reveals that emperor penguins are far more abundant in Antarctica than previously estimated.
Scientists have found that baboons are adept at pattern recognition, being able to distinguish between real and fake four-letter words about three out of four times.
Comets, perhaps over 80 trillion, circle a young star that houses one alien planet and maybe more. There are thousands of daily comet collisions in the star's orbit.
The rate of minor earthquakes from Colorado to Ohio has quickened in the past decade. But the report doesn't make a direct link between fracking and quakes, notes an Interior official.
New research published out of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics is one of the best examples of quantum computing beginning to flirt with practical technology.
An eminent chemist concluded an article in an academic journal with a fanciful note, positing the existence of advanced dinosaurs on other worlds. How plausible is his assertion?
Scientists unearthed remains of a new kind of dinosaur and its eggs in Patagonia recently. The fossil find provides fresh clues to the past.
The company known as SpaceX is considering building a rocket launch pad in the area near Brownsville, Texas.
Wednesday's Indonesia earthquake was similar in magnitude to the devastating 2004 quake, but there was no tsunami. The difference? Location.
UFO sighting: Recently uploaded video of a UFO flying over South Korea raises some red flags.
NASA's retired space shuttle orbiters are making their way to museums around the country.
A new study demonstrates a link between social class and genetics in non-human primates.
A team of students out of Purdue University recently recorded a flawless run of their 300-step Rube Goldberg machine, which was designed to inflate and pop a balloon.
Last week astronauts delivered an incredible image of a robotic cargo vehicle docking with the International Space Station.
Snakehead bounty: For every angler that catches and kills a snakehead fish in Maryland, the state is offering a $200 gift card "bounty" plus other incentives.
A trio of recent studies faults a common family of corn pesticides for disorienting honeybees, potentially leading to colony collapse disorder. The German chemical company Bayer, which manufactures the pesticides, disagrees.
A corn pesticide manufactured by the German chemical company Bayer has come under scrutiny in two scientific studies that indicate that it is responsible for mass deaths of pollinating bees.
Traditionally, Easter is observed on the Sunday after the first full moon of spring in the northern hemisphere.
A humongous dust devil churned on Mars last month, as seen in a photo taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Protons zoom around the 17-mile underground loop of the Large Hadron Collider below Switzerland and France, and then crash into each other, dissolving into new and sometimes exotic particles.