It's amazing what you find when you decide to do a little drawer re-organizing, especially if the drawers you're opening are in a museum.
It isn't just every day you get to see the end of everything.
We haven't made first contact with the Vulcans yet, but science just got us a little closer to living in Star Trek.
A while back we told you about the discovery of a former star that had basically formed into a huge, planet-sized diamond. Now scientists think they've found another cosmic body with a thick diamond core, and it's only 40 light-years away.
A lot of species have come and gone on this Earth over the last few million years, but it seems some of those weren't quite as gone as we thought. Scientists have just confirmed the existence of an elusive species of whale that, until now, was believed to have been extinct for two million years.
Should you swallow the red pill or the blue pill? You may want to wait for the results of a crazy series of university tests trying to detect our world's reality. Hack in and free your mind.
Scientists adopted the "Hobbit" name a few years ago to identify a short, big-footed race of humans dubbed Homo floresiensis—and now a facial reconstruction finally shows us what they looked like. Want to meet your average, real-life lady from Hobbiton?
Remember the Voyager 1 probe? It's 35 years old now, but it's still out there exploring the far reaches of our solar system, and this week NASA announced that it found something amazing and unexpected: a "magnetic highway" that serves as the "exit ramp" to the rest of space.
There are some things we think we'll never really see with our own eyes, and then someone comes along and finds a way to show them to us anyway. For most of us, DNA exists only as a colorful diagram in a Biology textbook. But now, thanks to a new scientific technique, we can see the real thing.
Black holes are massive things. Supermassive black holes, found at the center of most spiral galaxies, are packed with hundreds of millions (if not billions) of times the mass of a star, yet they fit in relatively small spaces. The point is, they've all got lots of mass, but astronomers just found one that makes every other black hole ever seen look small.