By analyzing teeth and carbon remains from isotopes from fossil specimen Australopithecus sediba, German scientists discovered early humanity chewed bark.
An atom smasher at Brookhaven National Laboratory has attained a Guinness World Record for highest manmade temperature, generating heat that is 250,000 times warmer than the sun.
Study of a 1969 fireball meteorite has unearthed a new mineral, named panguite. This mineral was likely around when the solar system formed, billions of years ago.
Ammunition left in animal corpses is the primary cause of lead poisoning among California Condors, whose numbers have remained low but stable thanks to conservation efforts.
The creation of the mysterious monument and the culture built around it suggests Stonehenge was thought as a symbol of unity in late Neolithic Europe, British researchers say.
European scientists say they are close to discovering the so-called God particle, which, if it exists, would help explain why matter has mass.
Ethiopians's long-ago genetic mixing with populations from Israel and Egypt is a legacy of the Queen of Sheba and her companions, say researchers.
Rock art and pottery shards indicated that the Sahara's inhabitants may have produced milk, cheese, butter and yogurt some 7,000 years ago.
Summer Solstice: Summer is officially here with Wednesday's solstice, making today the longest day of the year, and, at least for those in the American Northeast, one of the hottest so far.
A population of chinstrap penguins in Antarctica has seen a 36 percent decline since 1991, in what researchers say is a consequence of declining krill populations.