First evidence of raptors discovered at Dinosaur Ridge

First evidence of raptors discovered at Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Ridge, one of the world’s most famous fossil repositories, is once again proving its importance as a source of significant dinosaur track discoveries. This...
Heat from Earth's core could be underlying force in plate tectonics

Heat from Earth’s core could be underlying force in plate tectonics

For decades, scientists have theorized that the movement of Earth's tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool. New research, however,...
Inception of the last ice age

Inception of the last ice age

The Eurasian ice sheet was the third largest ice mass during the Last Glacial Maximum some 22,000 years ago. Alongside the Antarctic and North American...
Some birds are just as smart as apes

Some birds are just as smart as apes

At first glance, the brains of birds and mammals show many significant differences. In spite of that, the cognitive skills of some groups of...
How much drought can a forest take?

How much drought can a forest take?

Why do some trees die in a drought and others don't? And how can we predict where trees are most likely to die in...
Major Viking Age manor discovered at Birka, Sweden

Major Viking Age manor discovered at Birka, Sweden

During spring of 2016 a number of large presumed house terraces were identified by the authors at Korshamn. As a consequence high resolution geophysical surveys...
Ants use sun and memories to guide their backwards walk home

Ants use sun and memories to guide their backwards walk home

They are famed for their highly developed work ethic ... now a study shows ants' navigational skills are more sophisticated than was previously thought. Scientists...
Researchers find seafloor valleys below West Antarctic glaciers

Researchers find seafloor valleys below West Antarctic glaciers

Glaciologists have uncovered large valleys in the ocean floor beneath some of the massive glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica. Carved by...
New species of moth named in honor of Donald Trump ahead of his swearing-in as president

New species of moth named in honor of Donald Trump

Days before Donald J. Trump steps forward on the Inaugural platform in Washington to assume the role of the 45th President of the United...
Discovery adds rock collecting to list of things Neanderthals could do

Discovery adds rock collecting to list of things Neanderthals could do

Maybe this Neanderthal was a rock hound? An international group that includes a University of Kansas researcher has discovered a brownish piece of split limestone...