Fresh insight into how stars are formed is challenging scientists' understanding of the Universe.
The fossilized remains of a new horse-sized dinosaur reveal how Tyrannosaurus rex and its close relatives became top predators, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Scientists have recreated an elusive form of the material that makes up much of the giant planets in our solar system, and the sun.
Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows.
Rising global temperatures could increase the amount of carbon dioxide naturally released by the world's oceans, fuelling further climate change, a study suggests.
Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago.
Key insights into how the parasites behind sleeping sickness boost their ability to spread could aid efforts to beat the disease.
Some of the world's oldest cave paintings have revealed how ancient people had relatively advanced knowledge of astronomy.
Malaria parasites know good times from bad and plan their offspring accordingly, scientists have found, in a development that could inform new treatments.
An unusually complex form of one of the most abundant chemical elements on Earth has been revealed in the lab for the first time.