An astrophysicist has discovered something even rarer than a double-black hole galaxy: a skinny black hole.
The largest ape to roam Earth died out 100,000 years ago because it failed to tuck into savannah grass after climate change hit its preferred diet of forest fruit, scientists suggest.
Once driven to opium cultivation by poverty and then suffocated by its own addiction to it, the Doi Tung mountain region of Thailand has recovered from its depraved history and is now enjoying a promising and prosperous economic system. The project, introduced by the royal family of Thailand, which helped turn a new leaf for Doi Tung in three decades, has been implemented in other areas around the globe under U.N. supervision with the aim of combating drug abuse.
A passer-by on Christmas Day found a meter-long shell on a riverbank in Argentina which may be from a glyptodont, a prehistoric kind of giant armadillo, experts said Tuesday.
Australian scientists Tuesday hailed the discovery of two sea snake species feared to have become extinct years ago off the Western Australia coast.
An archaeologist said Sunday that Maia, Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun's wet nurse, may have actually been his sister Meritaten, reviving speculation about the identity of the mother of the boy king.
In a quiet inlet halfway down the Potomac River, Don Shomette pushes off a muddy landing in his weather-beaten canoe.
After years of studying a mysterious thigh bone from a cave in China, scientists said Thursday they believe it represents an ancient species of human that persisted much longer than previously thought.
Paleontologists in Spain have unearthed the partial skeleton of a previously unknown dinosaur, which carried a tall, sail-like appendage on its back, a report said Wednesday.
Scientists have discovered six new kinds of African clawed frog, boosting the number of known species by 30 percent and offering new avenues for research on human disease, said a study Wednesday.