Rosetta's comet contains the ingredients for life

Glycine, an organic compound found in proteins, has been detected in the halo surrounding Comet...

What made the Mongols flee Hungary in 1242?

In 1242, Hungary was poised on the edge of disaster: The Mongols, who already...

Scientists uncover critically endangered snake species in Bahamas

While the Bahamas are a heavily traveled and well-researched part of our planet, that doesn't...

Enormous planet found orbiting infant star

A popular astronomical theory states that large planets don’t exist around young stars because planets...

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Have scientists quietly found a fifth fundamental force of nature?

Under-the-radar research published earlier this year in the journal Physical Review Letters may have discovered a previously unknown fifth...

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Chicxulub crater drill project successful-- Did a meteor kill the dinosaurs?

The expedition to extract cores samples from the Chicxulub Crater off the coast of Mexico has been declared a...

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Aristotle’s 2,400 year old tomb discovered in Greece

A two-decade long excavation at the ancient city of Stagira in Central Macedonia has led to the discovery of...