Puritans' 'luxury items' unearthed in Boston
Archaeologists in Boston have unearthed surprising luxury items from the 17th century, shedding new light on the lives of Puritans in the city.
Eleven Light-Years Away, an Earth-Size Planet That May Be Habitable
Astronomers have found a planet circling Ross 128, a quiet red star in our own galactic neighborhood.
These rodent-like creatures are the earliest known ancestor of humans, whales and shrews
The earliest known ancestors of the mammal lineage that includes everything from humans, to blue whales, to pygmy shrews may have been nocturnal,...
Why China Wants to Lead on Climate, but Clings to Coal (for Now)
Emissions are rising in China. Still, it’s on track to meet the commitments it made under the Paris climate accord.
Study Finds Competing Opioid Treatments Have Similar Outcomes
The manufacturers of the two drugs to treat opioid addiction are competing fiercely for market share and drawing scrutiny from lawmakers and...
Peter Sands Named Head of Global Disease-Fighting Agency
The new executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria faces an uphill battle: raising more money as lethal...
Zombie ants are scarier than you ever imagined
When you think of zombies, perhaps George A. Romero's film "Night of the Living Dead" or the hit TV show "The Walking Dead" come to mind. But now...
15,000 scientists just sent a dire 'warning to humanity'
Twenty-five years ago, 1,500 scientists signed a letter warning humanity that it needed to change its ways in order to save the planet.
Prehistoric mammals wouldn't have messed with this huge otter
Six million years ago, the shallow swamps of what's now southern China may have been dominated by massive, 110-lb.
Tasmanian treasure: Rare 17th-century map of Australia resurfaces
A rare map of Australia from the 17th century —before Europeans had fully explored the continent —resurfaced after 350 years.
Tiny grasshopper found hidden in Van Gogh painting, 128 years later
There's a secret hidden in a Vincent van Gogh painting.
Will cannonball discovery lead to lost galleon's sunken 'treasure'?
Underwater archaeologists in Japan have found a cannonball that could lead to the sunken remains of a once-treasure-laden Spanish galleon.