Geography

New archaeological evidence throws light on efforts to resist 'the living dead'

New archaeological evidence throws light on efforts to resist ‘the living dead’

A new scientific study of medieval human bones, excavated from a deserted English village, suggests the corpses they came from were burnt and mutilated. Researchers...
Rock exposed in World War I trenches offers new fossil find

Rock exposed in World War I trenches offers new fossil find

An unusual fossil find is giving scientists new ideas about how some of the earliest animals on Earth came to dominate the world's oceans. An...
Researchers uncover prehistoric art and ornaments from Indonesian 'Ice Age'

Researchers uncover prehistoric art and ornaments from Indonesian ‘Ice Age’

Researchers have shed new light on 'Ice Age' human culture and symbolism in a paper published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "Scientists...
Monkey business produces rare preserved blood in amber fossils

Monkey business produces rare preserved blood in amber fossils

Two monkeys grooming each other about 20-30 million years ago may have helped produce a remarkable new find - the first fossilized red blood...
Why is Texas Shaking?

Why is Texas shaking?

Almost a decade ago, the ground around the densely populated Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex started shaking. As the frequency and intensity of earthquakes increased in a...
Migrating birds need these shrinking ‘rest stops’

Migrating birds need these shrinking ‘rest stops’

Drought and reduced seasonal flooding of wetlands and farm fields threaten a globally important stopover site for tens of thousands of migratory shorebirds in...
Recovering lost Caribbean bats would take 8 million years

Recovering lost Caribbean bats would take 8 million years

More than half of mammal species went extinct after human colonization in the Caribbean alone. Can nature restore the numbers of species on islands to...
Extreme heat could cause animals to shrink (again)

Extreme heat could cause animals to shrink (again)

More than 50 million years ago, when Earth experienced a series of extreme global warming events, early mammals responded by shrinking in size. While this...
Glacier photos illustrate climate change

Glacier photos illustrate climate change

Climate is changing -- there should be zero doubt about this circa 2017. The outstanding issue for the geoscience community has been how we best...
Tyrannosaurs show their sensitive side

Tyrannosaurs show their sensitive side

A team of researchers has found a new species of tyrannosaur dinosaur -- the most popular of the prehistoric creatures. After the fossils were pulled...