The company's plan to buy 180 small, high-capacity satellites complements its other ventures to expand Internet access to remote and underserved areas
Scientists found dozens of fossils of the marine reptile, measuring up to five meters long, as the melting glacier exposed new rock faces
The new images may be early attempts to restore the Cambodian temple's decorations or simply old graffiti
A new genetic analysis shows that flightless birds, or ratites, did not evolve from a common flightless ancestor as had been previously thought
A structural study of spider fangs found that their curved, hollow design gives them the necessary strength for piercing and injecting their prey
The 180-million-year-old fossils suggest that shallow-water animals may have originated from deep-sea ancestors
Winds from Chinese farmlands can carry a fungus that causes Kawasaki disease all the way to Japan, Hawaii and California
The social structure of termites evolved independently from bees and ants, but all the species seem to share similar chemical tags that control a few genes
The high levels may help the seals survive their long, deep dives
The detection of a runaway star may explain how a massive object turned into a dense, magnetic magnetar instead of collapsing into a black hole
The algae, once thought to be an introduced species, can form thick mats that alter ecosystems...
The plague preferentially killed the very old and those already in poor health. Natural selection or better diets may have allowed those who remained to thrive...
Computer models suggest that plant-eating dinosaurs called therizinosaurs used their claws for digging, grasping or piercing plants
Bite marks on fossils coupled with an analysis of skull strength suggests that crocodilians were capable of using "death rolls" to dismember prey...
The ship had been carrying gold to New York City when it sank in 1857
The long-term consequences of such epigenetic effects in children remain unknown, but the goal is to define the optimal diet for mothers-to-be
In the abraded heart of South Africa's Vredefort impact crater lie striking green-black "impact" melt rocks that were thought to have been lost to time
A scientist who made a stunning time-lapse video of a growing quail embryo took home top honors in Nikon's 2013 Small World in Motion Competition, a contest that treats photomicrographs—pictures often used by scientists—as objects of art...
A contract from A.D. 267, the first of its kind ever found, details an agreement between the backers of two teen wrestlers in the finals of an important regional competition
Analysis of a 325 million-year-old fossil suggests that modern sharks have evolved extensively, rather than remaining unchanged since prehistoric times