Get the facts on the annual Lyrid meteor shower, which peaks in the early hours of April 22.
A look at Russia's restive North Caucasus region, to which the Boston bombing suspects are closely tied.
A love of aviation runs in the family of the man who made the first flight over Mount Everest.
Israeli archaeologists find a church-shaped lantern near a Byzantine winepress. Was the owner of both a Christian?
Cicadas' puzzling timeline is written in their DNA, possibly as a way to avoid waiting predators.
Scientists have mapped the coelacanth genome and found that the ancient fish's genes evolved more slowly than those of other animals.
In a blow for global efforts to mitigate climate change, the European Union’s eight-year-old carbon market is collapsing. Is this the death knell for cap and trade, or a useful lesson?
A charity group has brought five trained therapy dogs to Boston to comfort people reeling from the Boston marathon bombing.
Two Earth-size exoplanets are at the right distance from their sun to support life—a "breakthrough," NASA scientists say.
A stray electric or static charge is all that it takes to explode a leaky ammonia gas tank.
New brain measurements of Homo floresiensis support the theory that the creature was a shrunken version of Homo erectus.
As the National Zoo tries for a panda pregnancy, a look back at the first panda in the U.S.
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.