The beaches of Mauritius surround the island like a foamy white trim and sprinkled in the sand are clues to a lost, submerged continent. Ancient zircon crystals harvested from sand samples were found to be curiously older than the island itself.
Three Connecticut lawmakers on Monday urged Facebook to remove fraudulent and abusive tribute pages related to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In the months since 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 26 students and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, the world's No. 1 social network has been host to an outpouring of genuine online tributes — as well as a hotbed of fraud.
Federal health regulators quietly flexed new food safety muscles last week when they threatened a Denver pet treat maker with the Food and Drug Administration’s first mandatory recall of potentially tainted products.
In "Spider-Man 2," the superhero uses his webbing to stop a runaway train from plunging off its track. The feat seems improbable, but the toughest of spider silks really are up to the task, according to a group of British college students.
Four months ago, Monique Koll was in a hospital bed, wondering if she would ever walk again. On Sunday, Koll was back on her feet, crossing the finish line at the Rock 'N' Roll New Orleans half marathon, with the help of her boyfriend who has been with her every step of the way.
The nation’s capital was enveloped in a familiar kind of gridlock late Monday, as Republicans again demanded that President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats act first to put off $85 billion in automatic cuts slated to take effect on Friday.
By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Teen pregnancy rates are highest in New Mexico and lowest in New Hampshire, according to a new report on the most current state-level data on pregnancy, birthrates and abortions among 15- to 19-year-olds.