The newly discovered "hypervelocity star" may provide clues about the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way and the halo of mysterious dark matter surrounding the galaxy, astronomers report.
Spending time with horses may help ease symptoms of Alzheimer's disease patients, a new study, the first of its kind, shows.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) pioneer Lord Winston warned that the increased demand for fertility treatments could "threaten our humanity" if the rich were able to pay for so-called "designer babies," according to The Guardian.
Scientists are worried about Mars invaders of a different kind. These newly feared foes come in the form of microorganisms from Earth, and new research shows that they could potentially contaminate the Red Planet should we ever successfully make the trek there.
A new brochure is being distributed around Cape Cod warning people about the possibility of sharks, but residents feel the move went one step too far.
Volcanic eruptions that have been spewing over the last 14 years may be partially responsible for the cooling of planet Earth and slowing down the effects of global warming, a new study published in Nature Geoscience suggests.
A marine mammal rescue group said it is seeing a record number of stranded sea lions and seals along the Northern and Central California coast.
Among a plethora of other pending environmental problems, a new study revealed that climate change could worsen summertime ozone levels in the United Stated as much as 70 percent by 2050 as temperatures warm.
New rock lines discovered in Peru predate the famous Nazca rock lines by centuries and were likely the site of ancient fairs at one time, scientists reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A plant's "eyes," or light-sensitive proteins, signal whether it is day or night, according to recent research published in the journal Nature.
Yet another melting ice formation in Antarctica may dump so much water into the ocean that it could trigger an unstoppable rise in sea level for thousands of years to come, a new study published in Nature Climate Change revealed.
Scientists identified an anti-appetite molecule called acetate in fiber that could possibly help combat obesity; the study describes in the journal Nature Communications.
Crews are battling a wildfire broke out in central Oklahoma, the blaze has so far consumed 3,000 acres, destroyed at least six homes and killed at least one person.
Bumblebees tend to huddle in packs when they sense that danger is near, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.