German authorities think a good number of the paintings found in an art trove largely looted by the Nazis may ultimately be returned to the Munich man in whose apartment they were discovered.
Wrecks of an unidentified spacecraft have been discovered not far from Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
Researchers have identified a new humpback dolphin species off northern Australia, using genetic mapping to single out an animal not previously known to science.
An expedition to a remote part of northern Australia has uncovered three new vertebrate species isolated for millions of years..
Two pre-Columbian mummies more than a thousand years old were found in a pre-Incan cemetery in a suburb of Lima.
A tomb of a warrior of noble birth has been discovered by Pavlodar archaeologists near Kenzhekol village.
It's no secret humans have been having sex for millennia -- but recently discovered cave art suggests they were doing it in the Americas much earlier than many archeologists believed.
Gold and silver pieces as well as bones and pottery from 1,500 years ago were discovered in Lake Titicaca by underwater archaeologists.
Karaganda archaeologists have discovered an unusual sculpture resembling the Scythian monuments of the Black Sea region.
Brazil's oil giant Petrobras announced a new crude find Friday off the country's northeastern coast.
British Max Petroleum PLC has discovered oil at Sagiz West and Uitas fields in Atyrau oblast in western Kazakhstan.
Geologists on Thursday announced they had uncovered a stupendous volcano that is the biggest in the world and rivals the greatest in the Solar System.
A 350-million-year-old fossilised scorpion discovered in South Africa is the oldest known land animal to have lived on Gondwana, part of Earth's former supercontinent.
The discovery in Peru of another tomb belonging to a pre-Hispanic priestess, the eighth in more than two decades, confirms that powerful women ruled this region 1,200 years ago.
The earliest iron artefacts ever found -- funeral beads strung around bodies in a 5,000-year-old Egyptian cemetery -- were made from a meteorite.
A lap-sized critter that looks like a mix between a raccoon and a teddy bear was unveiled Thursday as the first new carnivore in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.
Scientists said Wednesday they had discovered two new species of a strange bone-devouring worm thriving in the mysterious waters that surround the Antarctic continent.
A year ago, the world's largest particle collider made one of the greatest discoveries in the history of science, identifying what is believed to be the Higgs Boson -- the long-sought maker of mass.
A broken T. rex tooth found in another dinosaur's tail bone offers the first hard evidence that the king of all meat-eating beasts hunted live prey.
A tiny new moon has been spotted circling Neptune -- the 14th known to be orbiting the faraway planet.
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