Sunday, October 20, 2013
The world's largest tropical forest actually contains a lot of the same kinds of trees, according to research on the Amazon published this week in the U.S. journal Science.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
A stunningly well-preserved skull from 1.8 million years ago offers new evidence that early man was a single species with a vast array of different looks, researchers said Thursday.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
In a steamy tropical forest 46 million years ago, a prehistoric mosquito bit a critter, drew blood and was blown into a lake in what is now the northwestern state of Montana. Belly full, she died and sank.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Farmers and hunter-gatherers lived side by side in Europe for about 2,000 years and sometimes intermingled, according to genetic research Thursday that counters the notion that farmers swiftly overtook foragers.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
A NASA spacecraft bound for Jupiter swung by Earth on Wednesday to get the boost it needs to arrive at the giant gas planet in 2016.
Gold and silver pieces as well as bones and pottery from 1,500 years ago were discovered in Lake Titicaca by underwater archaeologists, a researcher said Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Politics may be keeping most of NASA's workers home, but that didn't stop the U.S. space agency's new moon probe from achieving lunar orbit, officials said on Monday.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Braving perilous river rapids in Suriname's rainforest, international scientists found six frogs and 11 fish that are among 60 creatures that may be new species, a tropical ecologist with a U.S.-based conservation group said Thursday.
The man whose research team discovered the Titanic shipwreck is now leading a mission to investigate major faults and underwater volcanoes in the northern and eastern Caribbean to collect information that could help manage natural disasters.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
The amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level, but that is much higher than last year's record low.