People of Easter Island weren't driven to warfare and cannibalism. They actually got along.
In popular science literature, much ink has been spilled on the supposed collapse of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, as it's known in the local language.
NASA's Mars Opportunity rover, $400M spacecraft, missing in Martian dust storm for 2 months
For nearly two months, there has been no sign of NASA's Mars Opportunity rover.
The origins of the 'OMG particle'
Right now, as you read this very text, your DNA is getting sliced up by tiny, invisible bullets. The damage-dealers are known as cosmic rays, even...
Perseid meteor shower 2018 in pictures
Pictures show the stunning 2018 Perseid meteor shower.
Ghostly remains of a dead star revealed in infrared light
Red streaks of energized gas left over from an ancient stellar explosion branch across the cosmos in this spectacular new photo from NASA's Spitzer...
Supermassive black hole found in tiny galaxy, wowing researchers
A supermassive black hole has been found at the center of a tiny galaxy, a rare find. What makes the discovery even more unique is that it has been...
Giant pterosaur sported 110 teeth and 4 wicked fangs
A little more than 200 million years ago, a four-fanged pterosaur flew over the vast desert of Triassic Utah snagging other reptiles with its...
Scientists study how wildfire smoke affects people, environment
Smoke from the wildfires raging across the West is reaching as far as the East Coast, according to the National Weather Service.
Stunning sphinx discovery: Workers make incredible find while fixing road
A mysterious sphinx has been discovered during roadwork in the Egyptian city of Luxor.
GRAPHIC IMAGES: Shark attacks seal, turns water red
Rare video footage captures the moment when a shark attacks a seal off Cape Cod, turning the water red.
Frozen woolly mammoth found in Siberia could be new species, researchers say
Fossils found in Siberia of a tiny woolly mammoth could be an entirely new species, researchers say, with some dubbing it a "Golden mammoth."
NASA's Parker Solar Probe is headed to the Sun. So, what's next?
After decades of scientific brainstorming and years of construction, NASA's Parker Solar Probe is safely on its way to flying seven times closer to...