Satellites circling Earth have mapped an elusive, invisible force in unprecedented detail: the magnetic field created by the currents in the planet's salty oceans, according to new research.
From above, Greenland's ice sheet looks like a vast field of brilliant white — for the most part.
Freak floods drown buildings, bone-chilling air flash-freezes pedestrians and ice encases the Statue of Liberty.
It may be time to ditch the desk chair: A new study links sitting too much each day with memory problems in middle-age and older adults.
A piece of East Africa is expected to break off the main continent in tens of millions of years.
If the F.B.I.'s scientists could extract DNA from the 4,000-year-old mummy, they would add a powerful tool to their forensics arsenal and also unlock a new way of deciphering Egypt’s ancient past https://t.co/a1em2dIpBG
NASA has two teams of researchers working to design a robotic bee that can fly on Mars.
This study is the first to thoroughly track the brain's cell production over the course of a typical human lifetime.
Humanity's brutal and bellicose past provides ample justification for pursuing settlements on the moon and Mars, Elon Musk says.
Whales are giant beasts, but why aren't even larger, supersize whales swimming around?
Whether it's scrolling through Instagram or constantly refreshing your Facebook feed, social media can eat up hours of your day.
Stephen Hawking died March 14, leaving behind a massive legacy of work as an astrophysicist, science communicator, activist, and figure of pop culture admiration.
A flip in Earth's magnetic field may be brewing.
A schist in the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a geologist's best friend.
Earth's xenon is missing.
More than 70 years ago, during World War II, a U.S. pilot was shot down as he was flying over the Pacific.
A lost Viking settlement known as "Hóp," which has been mentioned in sagas passed down over hundreds of years, is said to have supported wild grapes, abundant salmon and inhabitants who made canoes out of animal hides.
Part of a prehistoric human skull and a bison bone decorated with a zigzag pattern — dubbed the world's "oldest Dutchwoman" and "oldest Dutch artwork" — have been revealed by scientists in the Netherlands, in research that highlights a sunken treasure trove of human archaeology beneath the North Sea.
A newfound species of tardigrade, or "water bear," with tendril-festooned eggs has been discovered in the parking lot of an apartment building in Japan.
Would you pay $42 million for a clock that ticks once a year?