Trilobites: Even Whales Have to Exfoliate
In summer, when they move into warmer waters, bowhead whales in the Canadian Arctic rub against underwater rocks to shed skin.
Abnormal Proteins Discovered in Skin of Patients With Rare Brain Disease
Finding so-called prions in skin samples may lead to early diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. But the discovery also hints at possible risks...
Ancient Roman shipwrecks, stunning artifacts, discovered near Egyptian port
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered three Roman-era shipwrecks and other stunning ancient artifacts on the Mediterranean seafloor off the coast...
JFK had intense back pain, and it may have helped kill him
Per the currently accepted narrative, the first bullet to hit John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, wasn't the one that fatally injured him.
Matter: Young Again: How One Cell Turns Back Time
With every birth, cells begin anew. Scientists have found a biological mechanism underpinning the process in worms, which one day may be harnessed...
Tech We’re Using: How to Cover Rocket Blastoffs With an iPhone
Space shuttle launches were Earth-rattling when seen in person. Now rocket launches can be covered through an iPhone, says Kenneth Chang, who...
A Van Gogh Jupiter: Planet's clouds swirl like a painting
NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a spectacular view of a monstrous Jupiter storm that resembles the swirling pastel clouds of a Vincent van Gogh...
Space dust could help life jump from planet to planet
It may not take an asteroid strike to transport life from one planet to another.
Giving Thanks, but Not for Turkey-Powered Energy
A Minnesota utility wants to shut down a biofuel plant that runs on turkey droppings and wood. Loggers and truckers are suing to save it.
110 giant steps: Long-necked dinosaur breaks record for longest trackway
Imagine a dinosaur footprint as long as a young child is tall.
As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis
A strain of malaria resistant to two drugs, including artemisinin, which was once seen as a miracle cure, is spreading, and experts fear that it...
Trilobites: Do Lefties Have an Advantage in Sports? It Depends
The southpaw advantage may be stronger in sports that give players less time to respond to an opponent’s actions, a new study suggests.