Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The DNA of a hunter-gatherer who lived in Spain some 7,000 years ago suggests that Europeans were dark-skinned until much more recently than previously thought, researchers said Sunday.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Scientists say they have discovered the first new river dolphin species in nearly 100 years inhabiting the Araguaia River in Brazil's vast Amazon rainforest.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
It was a vast boat that saved two of each animal and a handful of humans from a catastrophic flood.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Malaysian Hindu devotee Karthi Gan grimaces while tapping his feet to the beat of ritual drums as two men plunge dozens of sharp hooks into his chest and back.
More than 100 horses and riders leapt the flames of roaring bonfires in a small Spanish town in a centuries-old festival that has raised the ire of animal rights activists.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
A program launched globally on Tuesday set out to inspire children to present their big ideas for changing the world. TED-Ed Clubs is the latest education initiative from the nonprofit organization behind prestigious TED conferences known for perspective-shifting presentations by the brilliant and famous.
A 375-million-year-old fossil has shed new light on the theory of evolution, challenging the widespread view that large hind appendages first appeared after vertebrates transitioned from the water to land.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Great white sharks may live until their 70s, more than three times as long as previously thought, according to a new analysis of the marine predator's backbones out Wednesday.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
The Hubble Space Telescope has peered back to a chaotic time 13.2 billion years ago when never-before-seen galaxies were tiny, bright blue and full of stars bursting to life all over the place.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014