Humans exterminated an array of weird and wonderful Australian creatures within only 4,000 years of arriving on the continent, according to a study published Friday that shifted blame away from climate change.
Gorillas, monkeys, lemurs and other primates are in danger of becoming extinct, and scientists say it's our fault that our closest living relatives are in trouble, a new international study warns.
A simple urine test can reveal whether you had steamed fish or a fat-riddled steak for dinner, and could one day end dietary dishonesty, according to a study published Friday.
Japanese scientists say that silicon is likely the mystery element in the Earth's inner core, claiming progress on solving one of the planet's deepest secrets.
It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old.
Two more tropical disease-carrying mosquitoes have been found on the U.S. mainland for the first time, caught in traps near Florida's Everglades.
A series of cosmic collisions may have spawned multiple moonlets that morphed into the one big moon we know today.
"The Great Wall is an amazing sight, and it deserves to be seen in its best light," said veteran British runner William Lindesay in an interview with the BBC, after filming the wall from the air with the help of his family.
Macaques groom each other in the winter sunshine at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, Saturday, Jan. 7. The temperature of Tokyo's metropolitan area dropped to near 0 degrees Celsius on Saturday morning.
The eggs of non-avian dinosaurs took three to six months to hatch, a long incubation period that could help explain dinosaurs' mass extinction 65 million years ago, according to new research.