Big eyes may be beautiful, but they could be what did for the Neanderthals, say University of Oxford scientists.
University of Georgia researchers say they've discovered important genetic clues about archaea, one of Earth's oldest life forms.
Moore's Law, the much-cited theory that rates of technological improvement increase exponentially over time - is true, say MIT researchers.
'Focusing points' off certain coasts can create tsunamis much higher than previously believed possible.
A species of algae that can cope with 'battery acid' conditions managed it by copying genes from bacteria.
The Earth's only been this warm for about a quarter of the time over the last 11,300 years, a new reconstruction of the planet's temperature history shows.
Giant camels once roamed Canada's High Arctic - much further north than previously believed - and may have evolved their flat feet and humps as a result.
If you need help in snow and ice, who better to ask for help than a yeti?
Relatives of the alligator made it to North America ten million years earlier than mammals, swimming there more than 19 million years ago.
Tying a smoke ring in a knot sounds impossible - but University of Chicago physicists have done something similar by creating a vortex knot for the first time, in a container of fluid.
Schrödinger's Cat could be (almost) as easy to observe as the internet's millions of LOLcats, with confirmation that there may be a way round Heisenberg's famous Uncertainty Principle after all.
A South Dakota scientist has discovered a new species of dinosaur - and found that its babies were the meal of choice for a type of crocodile.
In a deeply weird experiment, scientists have transplanted eyes onto the rear ends of tadpoles, and discovered that they can still see.
A lucky find has allowed scientists to identify one of the earliest evolutionary examples of limbs used for feeding, along with the oldest nervous system to stretch beyond the head in fossil record.
ESA’s planning to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid called Didymos, to, well, see what happens.
Using CAT scans, Idaho State University researchers have made 3D virtual reconstructions of the jaws of the ancient spiral-toothed fish Helicoprion.
An Italian team has developed a new infrared holography technique that allows firefighters to see through flames and find people trapped inside burning buildings.
Just as you or I might enjoy doing a crossword puzzle, so too do chimps enjoy completing tricky puzzles, just for the hell of it.
Humans have at least two functional networks in their cerebral cortex that aren't found in rhesus monkeys, and which appear to be unique.
The holiday islands of Reunion and Mauritius are all that remains of a small continent that's been hidden under lava for millions of years.