A major pathway of the human brain involved in visual perception, attention and movement and overlooked by many researchers for more than a century is finally getting its...
A woolly mammoth carcass recently unearthed in Siberia could be the best hope yet for scientists aiming to clone the massive, long-extinct beast.
The United States and China surprised climate-policy watchers this week by announcing a rare accord to cut carbon pollution.
When a pair of fishermen waded into the frigid waters of the southern Baltic Sea about 5,000 years ago, they probably didn't realize that the shifting seabed beneath their...
A new species of gecko has been found living among the crumbling remains of an old French fort in northern Madagascar.
Skeletal remainshave been discovered inside a lavish burial complex in Greece that dates back to the era of Alexander the Great.
The fragile skeletons of two infants, discovered beneath the cremated remains of a 3-year-old child, may help researchers understand death rituals practiced during the last...
Human thoughts can be used to turn on genes in mice, new research suggests
Scientists suspect Antarctica's shrinking glaciers are melting from the bottom up, and a fleet of robot ocean gliders may help explain why.
Thousands of years ago, a wildcat first started lingering on the outskirts of a human camp, perhaps to eat the mice living in people's granaries.