Scientists find the Nile river is about six times older than previously thought

Ancient Egyptians considered the Nile river to be the source of all life. The steady northward path of the river has nourished the fertile valleys...

Your dog might be hiding its true colors

If you have a purebred dog, it’s likely that he or she looks fairly similar to other dogs of the same breed, especially when...

New fossil pushes back physical evidence of insect pollination to 99 million years ago

A new study has pushed back the first-known physical evidence of insect flower pollination to 99 million years ago, during the mid-Cretaceous period. The revelation...

Scientists discover the ‘ghost’ footprints from Pleistocene era

Invisible footprints hiding since the end of the last ice age – and what lies beneath them – have been discovered by Cornell researchers...

Carbon dioxide capture and use could become a new global business

Capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry, according to a...

Scientists decode 3,000-year-old Egyptian wheat genome for first time

The genome of an ancient Egyptian wheat has been sequenced for the first time by a UCL-led team, revealing historical patterns of crop movement...

Owning a dog may strongly benefit your mental wellbeing

In a new study, researchers found that new dog owners had a big reduction in loneliness within three months of acquiring their pets. The study...

New fossils show life’s recovery after dinosaur-killing asteroid strike

A newly discovered collection of fossils reveals how life recovered after the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago at...

Why are big storms bringing so much more rain?

For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States: Harvey in 2017, Florence...

Deep dive into Earth’s interior shows change isn’t skin deep

They say it's what's on the inside that counts. And so it goes with the planet's surface; from mountain ranges to a river's drainage, the...

Carbon capture could cause more harm than good, says study

One proposed method for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere – and reducing the risk of climate change – is to capture...

NASA moon rocks help form new picture of early moon and Earth

Scientists believe the moon formed after a large object crashed into the Earth, but details have been murky about what happened next. Most people only...

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This houseplant can keep your home air fresh and healthy

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...
These types of dogs may bite children most

These types of dogs may bite children most

In a new study, researchers have found dog breeds and physical traits that pose the highest risk of biting with severe injury. They want parents...

Scientists discover a real Jurassic Park in Utah

An ancient desert covered in sand dunes as far as the eye could see, where dinosaurs and small mammals once roamed, may have been...
Scientists find a herd of dinosaurs underground at Lightning Ridge

Scientists find a herd of dinosaurs underground at Lightning Ridge

A herd of dinosaurs has been discovered in an underground opal mine near Lightning Ridge, NSW. Scientists have revealed that fossils from an underground opal...

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Earth didn't always harbor life. But around 4 billion years ago, something in the environment changed, and systems with biological properties began to emerge. Many scientists...