The giant panda, one of the symbols of China, is off the endangered list thanks to aggressive conservation efforts.
NASA published Friday the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole and its southern aurora, taken during the Juno spacecraft's first orbital flyby of the gaseous giant.
Archaeologists in Berlin have unearthed a large number of human bones from a site close to where Nazi scientists carried out research on body parts of death camp victims sent to them by sadistic SS doctor Josef Mengele, officials said Thursday.
The ability of an endangered whale species to recover is jeopardized by increasing rates of entanglement in fishing gear and a resultant drop in birth rates, according to scientists who study the animal.
Scientists have found what they think is the oldest fossil on Earth, a remnant of life from 3.7 billion years ago when Earth's skies were orange and its oceans green.
A NASA spacecraft has spied what appears to be an inactive volcano on the surface of Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
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.