It turns out that there was an ancient love story between humans and Neanderthals.
Scientists have announced that half of the world's population, which is nearly 5 billion people, will be short-sighted by 2050.
The Ordnance Survey has officially gone off-world. The British mapping agency has released a Mars map, created with the help of NASA open data.
It turns out that humans split from apes far earlier than anyone expected.
Scientists have taken a closer look to see how climate change and the immune reaction of the infected individual can affect the long-term and seasonal dynamics of parasite infections.
An immense iceberg settled at the coast of Antarctica six years ago, and may be impacting Adelie penguins.
Jawless fish brains may be more similar to ours than scientists ever expected. It turns out that the complex divisions in the vertebrate brain first appeared before the evolution of jaws, more than 500 million years ago.
Scientists have created "mini-brains" in the lab in order to study neurological diseases. The tiny brains are made up of many of the neurons and cells of the human brain, and even have some of the same functionality.
Researchers have learned a bit more about the people of Easter Island. It turns out that the island's culture wasn't destroyed by warfare, as had been previously suspected.
Scientists have discovered strange microbes that thrive deep within our planet. The microbes, which live several miles beneath the Earth's crust, don't need light or oxygen and can only be seen with the help of a microscope.
Scientists have announced the first successful effort to wiggle fingers individually and independently of each other using a mind-controlled artificial "arm." The new findings could be huge for those with prosthetic arms and devices.
A microchip has been used to build the first ever artificial kidney. Scientists are building an implantable, artificial kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that can be powered by a patient's own heart.