Mexican experts are carefully digging up fossils of a Pleistocene-era mammoth believed to have been cut to pieces by ancient humans.
Scientists reported Wednesday that they witnessed in unprecedented detail a star being ripped to shreds and devoured by a dormant supermassive black hole.
A desert telescope has focused with unprecedented sharpness on a star circling a supermassive black hole thought to lurk at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, excited astronomers announced on Wednesday.
Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision.
Brown bear mothers in a Swedish forest use human "shields" against murderous males, overcoming their own fear to raise defenseless cubs near villages where hunters live, researchers said Wednesday.
"When we see children spit or speak aggressively, our first reaction is to punish or confront them," explains Therese-Marie Hanot, a teacher at the Pierre Danaux School in Thuin.
Thousands of people stepped out onto artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff's latest work in northern Italy on Saturday, seizing the chance to "walk on water" until bad weather forced the evacuation of the floating walkway.
Astronomers say they've heard the echoes of two more crashing black holes -- a discovery that hints that the unseen violence of the universe may be pretty common.
The Bombay night frog, scientists revealed Tuesday, favors a mating position previously unknown among the amphibian group's 7,000 species, only the seventh catalogued in what might be called the Kamasutra for frogs.
A Greek archaeologist believes he has found a fragment of the lost throne of the rulers of Mycenae, famous from ancient myth and the story of the Trojan War.