Tuesday, August 19, 2014
At some point, children quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.
Antarctic minke whales engage in an underwater feeding frenzy, filling their huge mouths up to 100 times an hour as they gorge on prawn-like krill during the summer, new research showed Friday.
Friday, August 15, 2014
The earliest evidence of mummification in Egypt suggests that the practice of wrapping bodies to preserve them after death began around 1,000 years earlier than thought, said a study Wednesday.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
A 4-year-old girl was recovering in hospital Wednesday after being lost for nearly two weeks in a bear-infested forest in the Russian far north with only her puppy to defend her.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A 198-carat white diamond of excellent quality has been discovered in Lesotho, mining firm Gem Diamonds announced Tuesday.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
A branch of large, lumbering dinosaurs shrank over just 50 million years of evolution to become today's modern birds, a study showed Thursday.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
An Ariane 5 ES heavy rocket lifted off from South America late Tuesday bearing Europe's fifth and final robot supply ship for the International Space Station (ISS), mission control said.
A cup believed to have been used by Classical Greek statesman Pericles has been found in a pauper's grave in north Athens, Greece's top daily reported Wednesday.