Thursday, July 24, 2014
Elephants possess a sense of smell that is likely the strongest ever identified in a single species, according to a study by Japanese scientists out Tuesday.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Researchers are working to determine if a sunken ship discovered off Taiwan's Green Island is a legendary Dutch ship that locals say ran aground there in the 19th century, a scholar said Wednesday.
Monday, July 14, 2014
After attending a wedding banquet last month in Fu-jian province's Jinjiang city, Yan Hongming joked that he'd changed his 2014 resolution from getting six-pack abs to marrying a woman from Jinjiang.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
A common set of genes play a role in learning to read and do math, with tiny variants influencing a child's skills in these tasks, according to a study published Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Fossilized bird bones uncovered in the U.S. state of South Carolina represent the largest flying bird in history, with a wingspan of 6.4 meters (21 feet), according to a study out Monday.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Researchers at the National Museum of Marine Biology Aquarium (NMMBA, 國立海洋生物博物館), said there was a discovery on Orchid Island yesterday of a newly recorded species in Taiwan called “fairy shrimp,” becoming Taiwan's second prehistoric “dinosaur” shrimp.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
A few months ago, Argentine scientists found the remains of a giant dinosaur. Now they look forward to digging up hundreds more fossils, but what they really want is the big one's head.
Japanese and Salvadoran archaeologists said Friday they have found three human skeletons in El Salvador from more than 1,600 years ago that could shed new light on early human settlements in the region.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
DNA testing is taking a bite out of the Bigfoot legend. After scientists analyzed more than 30 hair samples reportedly left behind by Bigfoot and similar mythical beasts like the Himalayan Yeti, they found all of them came from more mundane creatures like bears, wolves, cows and raccoons.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Three times, Victor Mooney tried to row across the Atlantic. Three times he failed. One boat sank. Another lost its freshwater system. A third sprang a leak and left him drifting on a life raft for two weeks. As he planned for a fourth attempt, his wife made it clear it would be the last.