Botswana has the largest elephant population on the continent and has traditionally been seen as a safe haven for the animals. However, poaching appears to be rapidly increasing.
The full moon on Sunday will also coincide with Jupiter appearing particularly bright and large in the night sky.
Gamma-ray bursts are some of the most extreme events in the universe, producing vast jets of powerful radiation that can be detected billions of light-years from their source.
It has long been thought that the first animals evolved from single-celled organisms resembling microbes called choanoflagellates that are found in water today.
Researchers investigated a unique group of dolphins in Western Australia which use sponges as tools to forage for food.
The ocean is thought to be be billions of years old and may contain as much as three times the volume of all the liquid water on Earth.
Humans have been cultivating the cannabis plant for thousands of years, but we know very little about when it was first used for its psychoactive properties.
Lift-off will be from California's Vandenberg Air Force base with the primary launch window opening at 7:17 a.m. PDT.
Scientists estimate that the dead zone could grow to around 7,829 square miles—or about the same size as the state of Massachusetts.
It was once thought that only young and active stars produced these explosive events, but according to a new study, our 4.6-billion-year-old sun also has the capacity.
Plant extinctions endanger other organisms, ecosystems and the ability of humans to survive on our planet.
Build-ups of toxic gases in the atmospheres of many exoplanets in the "habitable zone" could limit the "safe zone" in which life outside our solar system could actually exist.
The findings expand our knowledge of black holes and the galaxies within which they are often found.
Snoopy was part of the 1969 Apollo 10 Mission that laid the groundwork for the first moon landings.
The creatures pack a powerful sting that can be excruciatingly painful to humans, and in very rare cases, may cause death.
A team of scientists has produced one of the most comprehensive assessments of beverage intake around the world.
Researchers found that those who displayed what they called "anxious and avoidant" attachment styles used the pronoun "I" more often when talking about romantic experiences.
A team of researchers investigated five instances of cannibalism in an attempt to uncover the underlying cause behind the unspeakable acts.
The helicopter was designed to demonstrate the viability of controlled, powered flight on other planets.
Researchers say the tool could potentially be used to identify health problems in infants which may otherwise go undiagnosed.
The findings shed new light on the history of human migration in the region and the ancestry of the people who first settled the Americas.
At its closest, the planet's orbit will take it within around 398 million miles of Earth on June 12.
Scientists have long been unable to explain the mystery of why the Sun's outer atmosphere is hotter than its surface.
The unpleasant odor made its way into offices and homes in some parts of the city on Friday and Saturday.
Fortunately, the earthquakes were not powerful enough to cause any damage or injuries on the surface.
Messier 90 belongs to a vast collection of more than 1,200 galaxies known as the Virgo Cluster, which has a diameter of 15 million light-years.
Humans and our primate ancestors have been making and using stone tools for millions of years.
There are three different physical processes responsible for accelerating particles to vast speeds.
The planet is the first of its kind to be discovered in the "Neptunian Desert"—the region immediately surrounding stars where no planets similar in size to Neptune are found.