Saturday, October 4, 2014
What brings more fame than accepting the Nobel Prize? Not accepting it — as Jean-Paul Sartre showed with a celebrated “non” to the world's most prestigious award exactly 50 years ago.
A hill in southeastern Bolivia is crisscrossed by fossilized dinosaur tracks — a total of more than 5,000 footprints, some more than a meter long, dating back 65 million years.
Martin Perl, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist from Stanford University who discovered a subatomic particle known as the tau lepton, has died at age 87.
Friday, October 3, 2014
A cyanide cloud formed over Titan's south pole as the strange moon of Saturn entered its seven-year winter in 2009, astronomers reported on Wednesday.
A declining sense of smell in older people is a strong predictor of death within just five years, according to research published Wednesday.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Kids who get treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics before age two face a higher risk of childhood obesity, said a U.S. study on Monday.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
A rare remnant of the Berlin Wall lies at the end of an overgrown path next to the Spree River but as the 25th anniversary of its fall approaches, the relic is under threat.
Innovative Stone Age tools may have been developed by people in Eurasia and — contrary to widely held views — not just invented in Africa, a study published Thursday found.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
U.S. space agency NASA's MAVEN spacecraft began orbiting Mars on Sunday, on a mission to study how the Red Planet's climate changed over time from warm and wet to cold and dry.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Modern Europeans are descended from three major groups of ancient humans, not two as was previously thought, according to a gene analysis published on Wednesday.