Particles from outer space helped refine the age estimates of South African ancestors of humans.
The living tortoises on San Cristóbal Island, where Charles Darwin landed, will need a new name if the new species of extinct tortoise is confirmed.
The population of tuskless female elephants in Mozambique increased significantly after decades of ivory poaching, a sobering new study concludes.
Tardigrades, the smallest animals with legs, weirdly walk like creatures 500,000 times their size.
The stunning discovery could push the history of animal life back by hundreds of millions of years.
Artist David A. Roberts created this mesmerizing video of the past and future of an Earth simulacrum.
The slime mold Physarum uses mechanical signals to probe environments that it hasn't directly explored yet.
A skull from Harbin City, China, dates back at least 146,000 years and is “one of the most complete archaic human fossils” ever found.
Lightning could have been a major source of the element phosphorus, which is necessary for life, on early Earth.
An enduring question about how we got here is how a vat of primordial chemicals might have turned into life. Now, scientists are attempting to pull it off themselves.
Amir Siraj, a student studying astrophysics at Harvard University, talks about the potential spread of life throughout the Milky Way in a VICE News interview.