Hot springs on Saturn's ice-encrusted moon Enceladus suggests that parts of the ocean locked beneath the ice is at near-boiling temperatures.
A new ecological concept called “interaction release” explains how certain island birds developed a taste for flowers.
Mummies preserved in Chile for more than 7,000 years are starting to deteriorate, due to increased levels of atmospheric moisture.
Eight-year old paleontology enthusiast Sophia Trow wants the shoe manufacturer Clarks to know that their lineup of girls shoes needs more dinosaurs, prompting a campaign by female scientists.
A special layer of skin cells containing tiny reflective crystals allows adult male chameleons to rapidly change color, say scientists.
A new opera film set inside the largest particle accelerator on earth explores science through an artistic lens. Will this unlikely partnership help answer existential questions?
In addition to Florida's alleged unwritten gag rule for state environmental workers, North Carolina, Louisiana, and Tennessee have passed laws that restrict discussing climate science in certain contexts.
The first spacecraft to orbit a dwarf planet, NASA's Dawn probe is now circling Ceres.
A discrepancy between seismological and spectrographic observations of the sun could potentially be reconciled by dark matter, say scientists.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity suffered a 'transient short circuit' in late February, putting its science mission on hold as engineers seek to diagnose the problem.
NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, suffered a short circuit late last month. Engineers with the space agency say they have narrowed down the problem.
Thanks to a phenomenon known as gravitational lensing, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured four images of the same supernova explosion.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at Ceres Friday. If all goes according to plan, the excursion will be the first time a spacecraft visits a dwarf planet.
The sci-fi film, released this week, stars a walking, talking, self-aware robot named Chappie. How far away are real-life roboticists from building this kind of machine?
A 2.3-million-year-old jaw fragment found in Ethiopia suggests that humanity emerged 500,000 years earlier than previously thought.
A Google doodle Thursday celebrates Momofuku Ando, the inventor behind instant noodles.
The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe, currently in orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, swooped low enough to take a snapshot of its own shadow.
Scientists say that a 2.8-million-year-old jawbone fossil discovered in Ethiopia represents the oldest known representative of the genus Homo.
Why rely on a graphing calculator when you can dance your way through calculus class?
New reconstructions of an iconic fossil could shift our understanding of how humans evolved.