Archaeologists discover world's oldest axe
It’s less than half an inch long, but a small stone chip discovered in western Australia is a piece of the world’s oldest ground-edge axe, an...
Colliding black holes may sing different gravitational songs
What is the sound of two black holes colliding?
Get 'bionic hearing' with new smart earbuds
If you've ever been on a crowded bus and found yourself stuck between a loud conversation on one side and obnoxiously loud music on the other, the...
15-year-old boy claims to have found lost Mayan city from his house
A Canadian teenager believes he has discovered the ruins of a lost Mayan city in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula — with the assistance of Google Maps...
5 Pacific islands have vanished
At 94, the leader of the Paurata tribe on Nararo Island has had to abandon his village.
30-year-old Siamese cat is named world's oldest living cat
A Siamese cat born during President Ronald Reagan's administration has been named by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living cat.
NASA verifies 1,284 new exoplanets, most ever announced at once
NASA announced today that it had validated the existence of 1,284 new planets outside of our solar system— bodies known as exoplanets— and that of...
Elon Musk wants his SpaceX astronauts to be suited up Marvel-style
SpaceX's Elon Musk inspired Iron Man. Now Musk wants Marvel to create "stylish" and "heroic" suits for SpaceX astronauts. Reality following fiction...
NASA plane detects atomic oxygen on Mars
A specially-equipped 747 has detected atomic oxygen in Mars’ upper atmosphere, NASA reported, marking the first time that the space agency has made...
The universe has probably hosted many alien civilizations: Study
Many other planets throughout the universe probably hosted intelligent life long before Earth did, a new study suggests.
Fearsome dinosaur-age 'hammerhead' reptile ate … plants?
Despite its rows and rows of chisel- and needle-like teeth, a newly described prehistoric marine reptile wasn't a fearsome predator but rather an...
NASA releases stunning Mercury transit video
NASA has released a stunning video of Mercury passing between the Earth and Sun Monday -- a rare astronomical event called planetary transit.