Sunday, October 4, 2015
James Bristle and a friend were digging in his soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post, caked with mud. Instead, it was part of a pelvis from an ancient woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
A massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago triggered a string of potent volcanic eruptions that spelled doom for the dinosaurs, U.S. researchers said Thursday.
Friday, October 2, 2015
The Titanic's last lunch menu, saved by a first-class passenger who climbed aboard a lifeboat whose crew was said to have been bribed to row away instead of rescue more people, sold at auction for US$88,000 on Wednesday.
A new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit, researchers found.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
A New York auction of American coins from 1792 to the 1830s fetched US$26 million on Wednesday.
The search for extraterrestrial life just got a big boost from NASA's stunning announcement that it now has its strongest evidence yet of liquid water on Mars.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Standing before the majestic gold, ochre and white frescos of Tutankhamun's tomb, British archaeologist Nicholas Reeves on Monday passionately defended his daring theory that Nefertiti is buried in a secret chamber.
Curious lines running down slopes on the Martian surface may be streaks of super-salty brine, said the latest findings Monday in the scientific quest for extra-terrestrial liquid water, a prerequisite for life.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
In its early life, Earth suffered a meteorite pummeling that lasted 100 million years and may have changed its chemical makeup forever, researchers said Wednesday.