The New Hampshire house that inspired Harriet Wilson, the country's first female African-American novelist and author of "Our Nig" in 1859, still stands on the edge of Milford.
A piece of wood recovered at a dig near the Great Pyramid of Giza shows for the first time that ancient Egyptians used metal in their boats, archaeologists said Wednesday.
A man covers his face in front of graffiti on a wall showing Gavrilo Princip, the Bosnian-Serb nationalist who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914, in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Aug. 30.
A SpaceX Dragon capsule headed back to Earth last Friday with a load of science experiments and gear from the International Space Station.
A "strong signal" detected by a radio telescope in Russia that is scanning the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life has stirred interest among the scientific community.
Ethiopian women visit the Coptic Hanging Church in Old Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 28.
As you may have noticed, the heat wave has been vicious over the summer and it does not seem to be going away anytime soon.
Chitralada Villa, the Thai king's primary residence, looks different from most royal palaces.
Scientists Wednesday announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting the star nearest our Sun, opening up the glittering prospect of a habitable world that may one day be explored by robots.
A Russian cat has adopted a baby squirrel monkey after he was abandoned by his mother at a zoo, comforting the little primate by letting him cling to her back for warmth.