The evolution of horses actually took much longer than previously imagined. New genetic research shows that wild horses existed some 700,000 years ago, making it the world's oldest ever creature to reveal its DNA to modern science.
A new species of bird that has never been seen before have been discovered in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh.
New Jersey is just having one of those years. First, thousands of nosiy cicadas descended upon the city, and now Asian Tiger mosquitoes have made their way to New Jersey just in time for summer.
Ever wondered what might happen to your body if you never drank an ounce of water and instead, guzzled down 2 liters of coke a day? One woman did that and the results were unsurprisingly, predictable.
Nelson Mandela died? South African former president is alive, contrary to what may be trending online. Mandela remains in critical condition and has been in hospital since June 8, CNN reported Sunday.
Wilsonville, Or., woke up last Saturday to a shocking scene. In a parking lot, about 25,000 bumblebees lay dead in what Xerces Society considers the largest known incident of bumblebee deaths in the United States.
Fairfax County's Lee High School summoned 430 of its students to be tested for tuberculosis after three cases of contagious disease were reported at the school.
The Summer Solstice 2013 is here, June 21, when at 05:04 UTC (01:04 a.m. EDT), the Sun reaches its northernmost point in the sky, and leaving us with the longest day of the year.
Are you a UFO believer or skeptic? Perhaps the release of secret papers by the British government of UFO sightings and photos on Friday may sway your one way or the others.
Geneticists from Ireland unearthed new evidence of an ancient human migration from the Pyrenean region of France to Ireland, by examining snails.
For the first time ever, the human brain has been rendered in 3-D, giving researchers an invaluable new way to examine how the brain works.
The White House and NASA are launching a rather ambitious plan that asks the public to help in searching and hunting down asteroids that may one day hit Earth, NASA said in a statement.
Researchers have learnt that naked mole rats produce a unique compound that gives them a natural resistance to cancer, fuelling hope that the mammal may help the fight against cancer in humans.
The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday that would ban late-term abortions, but it's unlikely to ever become law.
Blocks of dry ice sliding down slopes might be behind the unusual marks on Martian sand dunes, said NASA.
The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. By altering the heritability of certain traits, gene drive technologies have the potential to spread desired genes through wild populations. In practice, this could lead to mosquito populations that, for example, bear traits making them resistant to the spread of malaria. Despite the huge potential for improving human well-being, concern exists that gene drives could fail in the wild or, perhaps more concerning, spread beyond their intended target populations.