An ancient Buddhist statue that a Nazi expedition brought back from Tibet shortly before World War II was carved from a meteorite that crashed on Earth thousands of years ago.
The Vatican newspaper has added to the doubts surrounding Harvard University's claim that a 4th century Coptic papyrus fragment showed that some early Christians believed that Jesus was married, declaring it a "fake."
More than half the cases of severe intellectual disability caused by genetic defects are the result of random mutations, not inherited, a European study published Thursday suggests.
The International Space Station may have to move to avoid some space junk.
A New York City auction will offer 125 meteorites for sale, including a large chunk of the moon and a 179-pound iron cosmic rock that evokes Edvard Munch's iconic painting "The Scream."
NASA's future plans to explore Mars may end up using astronauts as space messengers.
Washington state's first "zombie bees" have been reported in Kent.
The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an app for $9.99. But it won't help you win at Angry Birds.
The U.S. weather satellite that tracks the East Coast and Atlantic hurricanes is broken.
The man known to a generation of Americans as "The Science Guy" is condemning efforts by some Christian groups to cast doubts on evolution and lawmakers who want to bring the Bible into science classrooms.
Many indigenous insect species are "switching over" and dining on stink bugs, says Mike Raupp, professor of entomology at the University of Maryland. More effective insecticides with specific purposes are also proving more successful in controlling the spread of this bothersome species.
Mike Raupp, professor of entomology, University of Maryland
Scientists have completed a major analysis of the genetics of breast cancer and find four major classes of the disease. They hope their work will lead to more effective treatments.
Taylor Davis has dedicated himself to saving endangered Oregon spotted frogs. He spends hours each day tending to eggs or doting on tadpoles, feeding, nurturing and meticulously recording their development.
In the Central California coastal town of Marina, a $7 million desalination plant that can turn salty ocean waves into fresh drinking water sits idle behind rusty, locked doors, shuttered by water officials because rising energy costs made the plant too expensive.
A fleet of picture-snapping NASA satellites that for 40 years has documented forest fires, tsunamis and everyday changes in the Earth's geography will soon get a new member.
Brazil, South Africa, India and China are urging developed countries to adopt more ambitious goals to reduce global warming.
Virginia Tech researchers are working to stop the spread of a voracious insect with an unsavory name.
For anyone who's ever been tired of listening to someone drone on and on and on, two Japanese researchers have the answer.