Alas, Poor William Shakespeare. Where Does His Skull Rest?
Researchers have uncovered evidence that they say indicates his skull was stolen from his grave by a local doctor in 1794.
Toad-eating spider named for famed physicist
A spindly toad-eating spider that creates vibrational waves on the water's surface in order to navigate and capture prey has been discovered in...
300-year-old cannon unearthed in North Carolina
A 300-year-old cannon has been unearthed during construction work in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.
The moon once looked different from Earth
"We tend to think that objects in the sky have always been the way we view them," says planetary scientist Matt Siegler.
NASA finds highest peak on Saturn's largest moon Titan
For mountaineers looking for a fresh challenge, may I suggest Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
NASA's Kepler telescope captures exploding star's shockwave
Astronomers have used NASA’s Kepler space telescope to capture for the first time the incredible flash from an exploding star’s shockwave.
Man who predicted space shuttle Challenger disaster dies
Bob Ebeling spent three decades filled with guilt over not stopping the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, but found relief in the weeks...
Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: Hasbro Joy for All
The comfort a robot pet provides the aged is like all cat love: hard to understand, but it works.
A Forest Growing Over a Millennium
Scientists created a simulation of how a forest might react to varying amounts of rainfall over the next 1,000 years.
Matter: Researchers Find Fish That Walks the Way Land Vertebrates Do
In a cave in Thailand, scientists discovered a parallel to one of evolution’s signature events: the transition from sea to land....
How the Moon moved: Lunar poles have wandered
The moon's poles have shifted over the eons, likely as a result of geological activity beneath the lunar crust, a new study suggests.
Birds use alligators as bodyguards
Birds may use alligators as bodyguards to protect their nests from hungry raccoons and opossums, but gator payment may come at a steep cost —...