Friday, October 24, 2014
A photographic notebook from Robert Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition has been found after a century trapped in the ice of the frozen continent, New Zealand's Antarctic Heritage Trust said.
Scientists said Wednesday they had unraveled the oldest DNA ever retrieved from a Homo sapiens bone, a feat that sheds light on modern humans' colonization of the planet.
A bus-sized dinosaur portrayed as a killer based on fearsome claws unearthed 49 years ago, was really a toothless, gentle plodder, paleontologists reported Wednesday after new fossil evidence.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Two sunken ships from World War II — a German U-boat and an American merchant vessel — have been found deep in the ocean off the coast of North Carolina, officials said Tuesday.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Mexico's largest exhibit of Mesoamerican manuscripts features a codex made of fig tree bark suggesting that Aztec emperor Moctezuma was slain by a Spanish conquistador with a sword.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Scholars said Tuesday that advanced satellite altimeters can help unveil the secrets of the seafloor.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
One area in the southwestern United States is spewing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere far faster than expected, U.S. space agency researchers said Thursday.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
What brings more fame than accepting the Nobel Prize? Not accepting it — as Jean-Paul Sartre showed with a celebrated “non” to the world's most prestigious award exactly 50 years ago.