More research is showing that we carry genes from other kinds of ancient humans, and their DNA affects our lives today.
More Americans believe they’ve personally felt the impact of climate change because of recent extreme weather, including a summer that brought dangerous heat for much of the United States.
Wildfires fueled by climate change have ravaged communities from Maui to the Mediterranean this summer, killing many people, exhausting firefighters and fueling demand for new solutions.
Historians are racing to locate Great Lakes shipwrecks before a seemingly unstoppable invasive mussel destroys them and erases part of the region’s heritage.
Some archaeologists describe Peru’s capital as an onion with many layers of history, others consider it a box of surprises.
Fall gets its official start this weekend in the Northern Hemisphere. This year’s autumnal equinox arrives on Saturday. But what does that mean?
Smog containing gases from a restive Philippine volcano has sickened dozens of students and prompted 25 nearby towns and cities to shut their schools as a health precaution.
Tourists in Rome can now enjoy a “new” ancient attraction. The 2,000-year-old Domus Tiberiana was home to rulers in the ancient city’s Imperial period.
Grammy- and Oscar-nominated indie musician Sufjan Stevens is relearning how to walk after the autoimmune disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome left him immobile, representatives confirmed to The Associated Press.
Planet Earth is about to receive the biggest sample yet from an asteroid. A NASA spacecraft will fly by Earth on Sunday and drop off pebbles and dust collected from the asteroid Bennu to close out a seven-year journey.
A pair of crossed logs in Zambia may be the oldest evidence of early humans building with wood. That’s according to research published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
A 4.8-magnitude earthquake has rattled parts of Tuscany. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The Sioux Falls mayor announced a “strategic pause” in the city’s plans to ditch an arsenic-contaminated menagerie of more than 150 taxidermy animals that fill a now-closed natural history museum at the state’s largest zoo.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has described American XL Bully dogs as a “danger to our communities” and announced plans to ban them following a public outcry after a series of recent attacks.
Counting nose hairs in cadavers, repurposing dead spiders and explaining why scientists lick rocks, are among the winning achievements in this year’s Ig Nobels, the prize for humorous scientific feats.
New England will feel some effects from Hurricane Lee but is usually protected from the worst of a hurricane’s wrath by the cold waters of the North Atlantic.
For a history-making two months, a pig’s kidney worked normally inside a brain-dead man. And while the dramatic experiment ended this week, it’s raising hope for eventually testing pig kidneys in living patients.
NASA says the study of UFOs will require new scientific techniques, including advanced satellites as well as a shift in how unidentified flying objects are perceived.
A new study of Earth’s health says the planet is outside its “safe operating space for humanity” on six out of nine key measurements.
The Russian space launch facility where President Vladimir Putin has hosted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reflects an ambitious attempt by Moscow to burnish its scientific glory that faded after the Soviet collapse.
The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for portions of Maine and a tropical storm watch for a large area of coastal New England as Hurricane Lee heads to the region.
Preventing dengue fever has long meant teaching people to fear mosquitoes and avoid their bites. Now scientists are promoting a new way to control the disease with the help of mosquitoes.
If ever there was an inspirational story about reaching for the stars, it’s “A Million Miles Away,” about the real-life journey of how a boy who grew up as a migrant farmworker became a NASA astronaut.
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio now holds the record for the longest U.S. spaceflight. Rubio surpassed the U.S. record of 355 days on Monday at the International Space Station.
As American schools work to turn around math scores that plunged during the pandemic, some researchers are pushing for more attention to a set of research-based practices for teaching math.
An American literary historian, a French paleoanthropologist, a Danish evolutionary geneticist and a German-Dutch radio astronomer have been named the winners of this year’s Balzan Prize.
As the U.S. races to build offshore wind power projects that will transform coastlines from Maine to South Carolina, much remains unknown about how the facilities could affect the environment.
The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant says it has safely completed the first release of treated radioactive water from the plant into the sea and will inspect and clean the facility before starting the second round in a few weeks.
A major rescue operation in Turkey’s Taurus Mountains has brought out an American researcher who fell seriously ill nine days ago, about 3,000 feet from the entrance of one of world’s deepest caves.
An earthquake has sown destruction and devastation in Morocco. The death and injury counts continue to rise as rescue crews dig out people both alive and dead in villages that were reduced to rubble.
The earthquake that struck Morocco late Friday has killed more than 2,100 people and the toll is expected to increase as rescuers reach hard-hit remote mountain areas.