Geography

Moon’s surface is still changing, says new study

Scientists have analyzed an archive of more than two million images of the lunar surface and have created the first global map of rockfalls...

Scientists find the biggest and oldest Maya monument

The Maya civilization may have developed more rapidly than archaeologists once thought, according to new research. From the ground, it’s impossible to tell that the...

Scientists discover what an armored dinosaur ate for its last meal

More than 110 million years ago, a lumbering 1,300-kilogram, armor-plated dinosaur ate its last meal, died, and was washed out to sea in what...

Scientists decode the Dead Sea Scrolls puzzle with DNA fingerprints

The collection of more than 25,000 fragments of ancient manuscripts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls include, among other ancient texts, the oldest copies...

Scientists find rare pterodactyl fossil in the UK

The first ever specimen of a pterodactyl, more commonly found in China and Brazil, has been found in the United Kingdom. A fossil hunter recently...

Scientists find a much earlier birth date for tectonic plates

Yale geophysicists reported that Earth’s ever-shifting, underground network of tectonic plates was firmly in place more than 4 billion years ago — at least...

Big theropod dinosaurs ate almost everything—including each other, says study

Researchers surveyed more than 2,000 dinosaur bones from the Jurassic Mygatt-Moore Quarry, a 152-million-year-old fossil deposit in western Colorado, looking for bite marks. They found...

Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle

New simulations from Imperial College London have revealed the asteroid that doomed the dinosaurs struck Earth at the ‘deadliest possible’ angle. The simulations show that...

The deep ocean is warming slowly — but dramatic changes are ahead

The world's deep oceans are warming at a slower rate than the surface, but it's still not good news for deep-sea creatures according to...

Neandertals got picky about bones for their tools

Evidence continues to mount that the Neandertals, who lived in Europe and Asia until about 40,000 years ago, were more sophisticated people than once...

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