An invasive snail that eats 500 different plants could endanger some of the food that the country depends on, experts sa
Newfound galaxy was spawning stars a billion years earlier than scientists thought was possible.
Treating the Boston Marathon's injured is like operating in a war zone, says a surgeon who served in Iraq.
Researchers are exploring ways to repair, refurbish, or replace human organs, from printing skin to growing an artificial heart.
Unfortunately, the Boston Marathon explosions aren't a unique occurrence. Many sporting events throughout the years have experienced similar attacks.
Twitter and Facebook determined how people got news of the Boston bombings—and how they responded.
Aerosol spray cans have been free of ozone-damaging chemicals since the late '90s—how long will it take for the ozone to recover?
Apps that encourage mental gymnastics might not be as good as watching nature documentaries, a new study says.
Scientists may have learned how to identify the unique sounds made by bubbles forming inside drought-stressed trees.
Italian archaeologists working at the Greco-Roman site of ancient Hierapolis in Turkey have uncovered that city's gate to the underworld.
Does a 2-million-year-old skeleton unseat "Lucy" from a critical evolutionary junction on the way to Homo, our genus?
Harmful organisms usually found on land are infiltrating coastal areas, wreaking havoc on marine mammals, scientists say.
An Iranian inventor claims to have built a time machine that can predict a person's future.
China keeps its execution numbers secret, Saudi Arabia crucifies a man, and the U.S. ranks fifth highest, according to a new report.
An unexpected combo of atmospheric events led to the driest four months in the Great Plains since the 1930s.
On Yuri's Night, the anniversary of the cosmonaut's 1961 voyage of exploration, space historians reflect on how far technologies have advanced.
Pioneering "keyhole" surgery cures an Asiatic black bear of hydrocephalus at a sanctuary in Laos.