The length of an Earth day has grown by 1.8 milliseconds per century, a new study shows.
A pair of knees discovered in an Egyptian tomb more than a century ago belonged to one of ancient Egypt's most celebrated queens, new research has concluded.
A number of companies hope to soon harness the virtually infinite resources that outer space has to offer, marking the start of what could be the next phase of space exploration.
A parrot wearing goggles is allowing scientists to trace the patterns its wings make, helping scientists to better understand how birds fly.
The probe, launched in 1997, is entering the final phases of its life before plunging into the ringed gas giant.
Images from Google's satellite timelapse photography highlight the changes Earth has undergone – both negative and positive – over the past few decades.
This year's Breakthrough awards go to string theory physicists, gravitational wave researchers, and RNA experts.
2015 TC25 will likely never hit Earth, but researchers hope that studying it may lead to better understanding about asteroids that may one day be on a collision course with our planet.
Mysterious, tiny, freezing Pluto could harbor some kind of aquatic life, researchers say. But it would likely be much different than the life we know on Earth.
After the ESA's Schiaparelli lander crashed to the surface of the Red Planet in October, some wondered about the project's future. But experts say they can fix the problem – and new funding is a sign of confidence.
Four new elements have been added to the periodic table, though each of the synthetic metals can only exist in reality for fractions of a second.
The Russian cargo ship broke apart six minutes into flight meant to deliver food and fuel to the crew of the International Space Station.
The eruption of the North Korean volcano in AD 946 was likely the biggest in the last couple thousand years, but ice cores and tree rings show little evidence of climatic effects.
After months offline, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is up and running again.