Study Reveals African Elephants Only Sleep 2 Hours a Day

Anyone who feels proud for pulling an all-nighter has nothing on the African Elephant. A study released Wednesday of two matriarchal elephants in Botswana's Chobe...

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Burns Up Over Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of...

Leonid Meteor Shower to Peak This Weekend

Be sure to keep an eye to the sky this weekend: The peak of the Leonid meteor shower— an annual mid-November treat — will...

3 Astronauts Blast Off for 2-Day Trip to International Space Station

A capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has blasted off for a two-day trip to the International Space Station. The Soyuz capsule...

Chinese Scientists Successfully Clone Monkeys

Chinese scientists have cloned monkeys using the same technique that produced Dolly the sheep two decades ago, breaking a technical barrier that could open...

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Carrying Imaging Satellite and Experimental Internet Stations

Just two weeks after launching a Tesla Roadster into space in the maiden flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX got back to business...

World’s Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies in Kenya

The world's last male northern white rhino has died, leaving only two females left to save the subspecies from extinction. The 45-year-old rhino named Sudan...

Hubble Spots Einstein Ring Surrounding Distant Galaxy Cluster

A new image from Hubble showcases dozens of distant galaxies, as well as an astronomical phenomenon known as an Einstein ring. The lens-like circle at...

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Could Erupt After Hundreds of Small Earthquakes in Recent Days

Residents of the Puna district on Hawaii's Big Island are being urged to remain alert after hundreds of small earthquakes at the Kilauea volcano's...

Stephen Hawking’s Ashes Buried in Westminster Abbey Between Graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac...

The ashes of Stephen Hawking were buried Friday in a corner of Westminster Abbey that honors some of Britain's greatest scientists, between the graves...

How Animals Lie, Cheat, Kidnap and Go to War to get their Wicked Way

It seems humans don't have a monopoly on bad behaviour when it comes to sex. The animal kingdom is full of lousy lovers that lie,...

Researchers Reconstruct Ancient Greek Song Not Heard for 2,000 Years

In 1932, the musicologist Wilfrid Perrett reported to an audience at the Royal Musical Association in London the words of an unnamed professor of...

Florida Construction Worker Unearths Possible Bone from Mammoth

A possible mammoth bone was recently discovered at a construction site in Cape Coral, Florida. The bone, possibly a fossilized tusk, is “about 12,000 years...

Astronomers May Have Found the First Moon Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers have announced the possible discovery of the first known moon outside our Solar System. This "exomoon" is not like any in our cosmic neighbourhood:...

Llamas Could Help Fight the Flu

Scientists in the US have recruited an unlikely ally in their efforts to develop a new flu treatment. Llamas have been used to produce a...

Virgin Galactic’s Supersonic Space Plane Reaches Space in Test Flight

Virgin Galactic's supersonic space plane soared into the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere Thursday for a milestone test flight. It indicates the company is...

Treasure Trove of Notes Written by Einstein Discovered in a Private Collection Includes Information...

A missing page from Einstein's attempts to create a unified field theory has been discovered among a collection of 110 handwritten manuscript pages. Most of...

U.S. Navy Has Finally Stopped Ignoring Pilot’s Reports of UFO Sightings

A recent uptick in sightings of unidentified flying objects — or, as the military calls them, “unexplained aerial phenomena” — prompted the U.S. Navy...

Russia Starts Releasing Whales from ‘Jail’ in Country’s Far East After International Outcry

Russia on Thursday started the process of releasing almost 100 valuable orcas and belugas that have been held for months in what became known...

Scientists Discover the Oldest Confirmed Fresh-water Fish

Scientists just added a large, sucker-mouthed fish to the growing list of centenarian animals that will likely outlive you and me. A new study using bomb radiocarbon...