In a stroke of fortune, a group of South African researchers surprised even themselves when they succeeded in documenting a bizarre behavior of the African tigerfish that, while reported for decades, had never been confirmed.
The atmosphere above the norther Alaskan town of Barrow has unprecedentedly high levels of molecular chlorine, according to researchers who say the trend could continue as seasonal variation in ice increases each year.
Using the Hubble Space Telescope's near-infrared vision, scientists have uncovered a new look inside the massive Tarantula Nebula and its more than 800,000 stars and protostars.
By studying modern-day baboons in Kenya, researchers say they've solved the mystery behind an apparent skeletal discrepancy in an ancient hominin who roamed East Africa between 2.4 million and 1.4 million years ago.
Virgin Galactic's reusable space vehicle SpaceShipTwo reached record heights Friday during a key test flight in preparation of transporting customers into space this year.
Orbital Sciences successfully launched its resupply mission to the International Space Station on Thursday at 1:07 p.m. EST after weeks of delay.
Fracking wastewater's radioactivity is reduced when mixed with acid mine drainage, scientists found.
By sequencing the elephant shark genome, researchers have gained a window not only into the genetic basis of bone formation, but the molecular origins of adaptive immunity - a key to a more sophisticated immune response to pathogens.
The discovery of a rare celestial object located near the Milky Way's center could allow scientists to put Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity to the test.
The Y chromosome isn't going anywhere, researchers concluded after comparing the male chromosome in 16 African and European men.
Despite their small size, dwarf galaxies may be home to massive black holes, according to a new study that found more than 150 dwarf galaxies exhibiting signs of large black holes at their center.
Using the most precise ruler yet, researchers have succeeded in measuring astronomical distances within 1 percent accuracy.
The Obama Administration has approved a 4-year extension on the International Space Station, ensuring the orbiting lab will stay open until 2024.
After weeks of delay, the countdown for the launch of Orbital Sciences' resupply mission to the International Space Station began early Thursday ahead of a 1:07 p.m. blast off.