Proving that tattoos can age well, all 61 tattoos on the mummified Ötzi the Iceman have been mapped — and they still look pretty darn good, all things considered.
A 55,000-year-old human skull found within a cave in Israel could be evidence that modern humans and Neanderthals were close to each other.
When you think of the numbers one and ten, which of them feels like it’s on the left, and which is on the right?
A newly discovered planet makes Saturn’s famed ring collection look downright tiny by comparison. Astronomers from the Leiden Observatory in Netherlands discovered a planet encircled by a ring system more than 200 times the diameter of Saturn’s.
It's a well-known fact that kids learn to read by speaking words aloud, and only later are they able to channel that brain activity into a silent internal monologue.
Sci-fi movies have shown us what it might be like to shrink down to the size of an ant, or to blow a grasshopper up to the size of a skyscraper.
After 10 years, 4 billion miles, and an Interstellar-style hibernation, the Rosetta spacecraft arrived in August at its final destination: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Scientists are proving you can judge a “book” without ever cracking open the cover. And by book, we mean a 2,000-year-old scroll buried after the eruption of Mt.
As genetically-modified microbes take on ever more tasks – from creating new pharmaceuticals to turning out clean fuel sources – researchers have searched for a way to biologically isolate them from their wild counterparts, so that if they were ever accidentally released, they wouldn’t be able to survive.
Whoever coined the phrase “you can’t polish a turd” may have been full of crap. As it turns out, a city of roughly one million inhabitants flushes $13 million worth of precious metals down toilets and sewer drains on an annual basis, according to a new study from scientists at Arizona State University.
When it comes to protecting endangered species, humans can do more harm than good. However, sometimes our efforts are exactly what Mother Nature ordered.
With a little math, sculptures can come to life. It’s hard to be anything but mesmerized by Stanford professor John Edmark’s writhing, wriggling 3D-printed sculptures.
Consumer doggie DNA testing is old hat at this point, having been around since 2007. But cat-lovers who wish to decipher their pet's breed are out of luck — no such tests exist for felines.
For monarch butterflies, the path to endangered species status could be paved with good intentions. Throughout the United States, monarch-lovers are replenishing the supply of milkweed — the plants monarchs lay their eggs in — by growing it in their gardens.
Researchers have verified fossil evidence of a massive sea beast that swam off the coasts of Scotland.
The Homunculus Nebula looks alive. Its two lobes of gas, which resemble twin human hearts stuck artery to artery, stretch half a light-year each from its center.
What would you do if you saw yourself in a mirror for the first time? When, after weeks of training, rhesus monkeys learned the true identity of their reflections, one of the first things they did was check out all the locales on their bodies they’d never before seen — and we mean every intimate nook and cranny.
In the fight against infectious bacteria, humans are slowly losing the battle. That’s because common pathogens are developing resistance to the antibiotics we use to wipe them out.
“Put on a jacket or you’ll catch a cold.” Countless energetic children are told this every day as they zoom outside for playtime.
The search for a planet like our own Earth just got one step closer to the ultimate goal. Astronomers have confirmed eight more exoplanets orbiting their stars in the habitable zone — where the temperature is just right for liquid water to exist on a planet’s surface.