The oldest DNA from giant pandas was just discovered in a cave in China
Scientists in China found a fossil from a giant panda that lived 22,000 years ago. Until they excavated the fossil, reassembled it and analyzed its...
Bizarre deep sea creature washes up on Texas beach, puzzles park rangers
An odd-looking fish that lives on the ocean floor shocked Texas beachgoers and wildlife experts when it washed up on Padre Island National Seashore...
NASA's chilling 30-year-old warning
We were warned. On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told the US Congress and the world that global warming wasn’t...
Mysterious Mars rock formation explained - and it doesn't involve UFOs
The cause of a mysterious rock formation on Mars that NASA deemed "an enigmatic pile of eroding sediments" and UFO hunters strongly believe is an...
This flying space droid wants to make friends with astronauts
The world's first flying, autonomous, artificially intelligent (AI) astronaut assistant will soon get to work in space.
Dogs versus cats: Scientists reveal which one is smarter
A dog's bark is only a ruff means of communication. Instead, we should be looking at its wiggles and squirms.
ScienceTake: The Elephant’s Superb Nose
Elephants’ trunks are not only large and strong, they house one of the best mammalian smelling systems.
Inside the Nose of an Elephant
Elephants have a keen nose. They have more smell receptors than any mammal – including dogs – and can sniff out food that is several miles away. A...
Trump Orders Establishment of Space Force as Sixth Military Branch
The idea has troubled lawmakers and even some members of the administration, who have cautioned that it could create unnecessary bureaucratic...
A Troubling Prognosis for Migrant Children in Detention: ‘The Earlier They’re Out, the Better’
The longer children remain in institutional settings, the greater their risk of depression, post-traumatic stress and other mental health problems.
Florida man wrangles alligator from 10-foot python's deadly grip in Everglades
A Florida trapper says he captures between two to six pythons per night when he hunts them in the Everglades.
Global Health: The Man Who (Almost) Wiped Out the Guinea Worms
Dr. Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben has saved tens of millions of people from painful parasitic infections.