Scientists find earliest evidence of domesticated dogs in Arabian Peninsula

A team of archaeologists in north-west the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has uncovered the earliest evidence of dog domestication by the region's ancient inhabitants. The...

How do birds breathe so efficiently?

New findings offer potential to enhance flow engineering. Birds breathe with greater efficiency than humans because of the structure of their lungs --looped airways that...

Alien raindrops surprisingly like rain on Earth, shows study

Raindrops on other planets and moons are close to the size of raindrops on Earth despite having different chemical compositions and falling through vastly...

Scientists find two new burrowing mammal ancestors

Paleontologists have discovered two new species of mammal-like, burrowing animals that lived about 120 million years ago in what is now northeastern China. The new...

Five ways fish are more like humans than you realize

You’ve probably heard that fish have a three-second memory, or that they’re incapable of feeling pain. Neither of these statements is true, but it’s telling...

450-million-year-old sea creatures had a leg up on breathing

A new study has found the first evidence of sophisticated breathing organs in 450-million-year-old sea creatures. Contrary to previous thought, trilobites were leg breathers, with...

Los Angeles palm trees may be a major source of air pollution

Mexican fan palms, native to the deserts of northwestern Mexico, are a widely-planted ornamental throughout the Los Angeles basin. They are contributing substantially to the...

Scientists discover the bald eagle killer

The alarm bells began ringing when dozens of eagles were found dead near an Arkansas lake. Their deaths--and, later, the deaths of other waterfowl, amphibians...

Suez Canal container ship accident is a worst-case scenario for global trade

It’s estimated that 90% of the world’s trade is transported by sea. As consumers, we rarely give much thought to how the things we buy...

This stuff in air may increase risk of heart and respiratory death

In a new study, researchers found that even small increases in nitrogen dioxide levels in the air may be linked to increases in heart...

Floating solar farms could help reduce impacts of climate change on lakes and reservoirs

Floating solar farms could help to protect lakes and reservoirs from some of the harms of climate change, a new study suggests. However, given the...

Green communities linked to lower stroke risk

The greener the neighborhood, the lower the stroke risk, a new study suggests. Researchers matched images gathered from space to health data from residents to...

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Scientists discover terrifying epilepsy demon on 2,700-year-old clay tablet

A 2,700-year-old cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq depicts the demon that the ancient Assyrians thought caused epilepsy. It’s a previously overlooked element of the tablet...
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Fresh home air is very important for our health, but it is not easy to keep the air clean all the time. In a recent...

Scientists discover strange hollow ball-like structures in 80-million-year-old fossils

Scientists from The University of Western Australian and University of Cambridge have made a chance discovery in UK museum collections. They discovered hollow ball-like structures...

The Earth’s moon may be cracking up

Researchers have discovered a system of ridges spread across the nearside of the Moon topped with freshly exposed boulders. The ridges could be evidence of...

Scientists discover the bald eagle killer

The alarm bells began ringing when dozens of eagles were found dead near an Arkansas lake. Their deaths--and, later, the deaths of other waterfowl, amphibians...