Researchers are closer than ever before to understanding how plants reproduce, finally determining how a single pollen grain is able to produce twin sperm cells necessary for double fertilization.
A Thorne-Żytkow object - a unique "hybrid star" - has been discovered in the Universe, proving the existence of a once purely theoretical celestial object.
A group of young school children reportedly discovered a 7,000-year-old Chinchorro mummy while on an archaeology field trip in northern Chile over the holiday weekend.
A species of nocturnal snake once thought to be either extinct or entirely nonexistent has been "rediscovered" by Smithsonian scientists, a new field study reports.
A protein has been discovered that can delay the progress of pulmonary fibrosis and promote longer patient survival, according to a recent scientific study.
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope suffered a failure in one of the reaction wheels that keep it orbiting, the space agency said Wednesday.
A team of Japanese and Brazilian scientists say they may have discovered part of the earth's original continent off the coast of Brazil that existed before the Americas, Africa, Europe and other major land masses drifted apart.
Fossilized forms of a penis-shaped invertebrate have shed light on a dramatic spurt in Earth's biodiversity and may be the missing link connecting two mysterious branches of sea creatures, Canadian scientists reported on Wednesday.
Researchers have discovered three new species of cockroaches belonging to the Pseudophoraspism genus in China
Scientists have discovered a 40-pound meteorite in eastern Antarctica - the largest space rock found in nearly 25 years.
Space shuttle Atlantis will be put on display this summer, officials at the Kennedy Space Center have announced.
A new species of scorpion has been discovered in the Santa Catalina Mountains in southern Arizona.
Scientists at Senckenberg research institutes discovered almost 500 new species in the last two years.
Analysis of a new fossil of an ancient walrus throws doubt on claims that it was a "killer" preying on marine mammals.