A study of the African lungfish suggests that our evolutionary ancestors first started walking before they migrated onto land.
At a seminar at CERN in Geneva Tuesday, two groups using independent means for seeking the Higgs boson reported seeing tantalizing hints of the presence of the 'God particle.'
The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight, eager skywatchers may experience chilly temperatures.
Scientists are closer to capturing the elusive Higgs boson 'God particle,' the missing piece of the governing theory of the universe's tiniest building blocks.
Scientists at CERN are expected to report Tuesday seeing hints of the long-sought Higgs boson – the so-called 'God particle' linked to a mechanism that gives other subatomic particles their mass.
Lunar eclipse watchers are looking forward to the last lunar eclipse of 2011 Saturday morning. In the West, the eclipse will happen just as the moon is setting, creating quite a show.
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Saturday's lunar eclipse promises to make the moon appear supersized and bright red for skywatchers in the Western United States and Canada.
A new study found that rats display compassion for their fellow rodents, even if they have nothing to gain.
Black holes 10 billion times the sun's mass have been found. The discovery could help write the history of galaxy formation and evolution over the universe's 13.7 billion-year history.
A study published in the journal science showed that rats, despite their reputation for being disloyal, are actually quite empathetic, helping to free their trapped cagemates even if there is no obvious reward for having done so.
Climate activists in Durban are expressing their displeasure at negotiators from wealthy countries, whom they see as dragging their feet on curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
Found in a cave in South Africa, the 77,000 year old bedding was made of insect-repelling leaves and other medicinal plants.
Scientists unearthed 515-million-year-old fossil remains of a pair of Anomalocaris eyes. The superpredator's eyes had 32,000 lenses – all the better to stalk their prey.
Anomalocaris, an apex predator that roamed the seas some 500 million years ago, had compound eyes with acute vision, a new fossil discovery shows.
Some countries and advocacy groups are saying that the United States is seeking to delay the start of a legally binding climate change deal until after 2020, a charge that the US climate envoy denies.
NASAs Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the red planet nearly eight years ago, has discovered a mineral vein that was almost certainly deposited by water billions of years ago.
Cockerell's bumblebee was first discovered in the region back in 1913. The most recent finding of Cockerell's bumblebee was this past August.
Discovery Channel announced its plans to air all seven episodes of their new documentary series 'Frozen Planet.' Before the announcement, rumors were circulating that the last episode would not be aired because it was about climate change.
New planet discovery excites scientists: the discovery of a new planet 600 light years away with roughly the right temperature for plant and animal habitation is causing a buzz in the science community. Though much larger than Earth, scientists haven't ruled out the possibility of life being discovered.