Geography

Astronomers finally figure out where the gold or platinum is from

Astronomers finally figure out where the gold or platinum is from

Astronomers strike cosmic gold, confirm origin of precious metals in neutron star mergers The first detection of gravitational waves from the cataclysmic merger of two...
New analysis creates upheaval in history of early Earth

New analysis creates upheaval in history of early Earth

The Earth’s history is written in its elements, but as the tectonic plates slip and slide over and under each other over time, they...
Neanderthals didn’t give us red hair but they certainly changed the way we sleep

Neanderthals didn’t give us red hair but they certainly changed the way we sleep

Geneticists have now firmly established that roughly two percent of the DNA of all living non-African people comes from our Neanderthal cousins. It’s difficult to...
Early Trilobites had Stomachs, New Fossil Study Shows

Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study shows

Exceptionally preserved trilobite fossils from China, dating back to more than 500 million years ago, have revealed new insights into the extinct marine animal’s...
NASA Satellite Sees a Tail of Smoke Over 500 Miles Long from California Fires

NASA satellite sees a tail of smoke over 500 miles long from California fires

NASA’s Terra satellite saw a stream of smoke that extended over 500 miles from various fires raging in northern California out over the Eastern...
Ancient Easter Island inhabitants had early contact with Native Americans

Ancient Easter Island inhabitants had early contact with Native Americans?

Maybe not. Rapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) has long been a source of intrigue and mystery. How did such a small community of people build so...
New evidence on how birds took to the air

New evidence on how birds took to the air

New fossil evidence has pushed back a key step in the evolution of bird flight by millions of years. Skeletal changes that helped birds take...
Tyrannosaurus Rex Bone Proves Jurassic Park Will Never Exist

Tyrannosaurus Rex bone proves Jurassic Park will never exist

Paleontologists at the University of Manchester have definitively proven there will never be a Jurassic Park after re-analyzing collagen from a Tyrannosaurus rex bone discovered more...
Evolution The beneficiaries of mass extinction

Evolution: The beneficiaries of mass extinction

Mass extinctions were followed by periods of low diversity in which certain new species dominated wide regions of the supercontinent Pangaea, reports a new...
Mass extinctions led to low species diversity, dinosaur rule

Mass extinctions led to low species diversity, dinosaur rule

Two of the earth's five mass extinction events - times when more than half of the world's species died - resulted in the survival...