Frigid lakes bombarded by UV radiation and boiling, acidic springs are some of the otherworldly Earth environments where scientists plan to hunt for clues to life on Mars
More than 280 years after it was damaged in a fire, one of the original copies of the Magna Carta is legible again
Ancient tableware, lead anchors and a giant bronze spear have been recovered during an expedition to the 2,000-year-old Antikythera shipwreck in Greece
The Large Hadron Collider, the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, is scheduled to be restarted early next year after an ambitious two-year upgrade...
The sensations that many people take for granted the featherweight feel of a piece of fruit, that lets you hold a cherry without crushing it, or the soft touch of a loved...
One of Ebola's most notorious symptoms is bleeding from places like the nose and mouth, but such bleeding has only occurred in a minority of cases in the current outbreak
Whooping cranes have made an astonishing comeback in North America, thanks in part to some bizarre conservation methods.
A puma-sized predatory dinosaur that may have snacked on its smaller cousins while stomping about an ancient rift valley dotted with erupting volcanoes has been discovered in...
A deep-drilling project into one of the world's most dangerous earthquake faults is now underway on New Zealand's South Island.
Ice-penetrating radar has uncovered a previously unknown ice-covered trench, and other detailed terrain, in the bedrock hidden beneath two massive, bluish glaciers in...