Humans may have inhabited the Americas much longer than initially suspected. But questions like who these people were remain unanswered.
In recent years, astronomers have broadened their search for habitable planets to include previously ignored stars like M-dwarves.
Clues have emerged in a very cold case: the Copper Age killing of Ötzi the Iceman. What do we know about this well-preserved mummy?
Science has always been political, with questions about who pays for research, and who gets to do it, influencing the type of work that gets done.
Six female scientists—historical and contemporary—who don’t have much name recognition but who have done important, interesting work.
The Cave of Crystals is a massive cavern, filled with gigantic gypsum crystals, larger than any crystals ever before seen on Earth.
Every school child will recognize a photo of Saturn. The squash-colored planet is orbited by distinctive rings, easily visible ...
Diamonds are sparkly. Diamonds are expensive. But diamonds are more than bling—they tell us a lot about the earth, itself.
Vera Rubin was groundbreaking astrophysicist who discovered evidence of dark matter.
Is it possible to witness evolution in action? Researchers at University of California, San Diego, aiming to do just ...