Trilobites: How Dinosaurs Swapped Terrifying Teeth for Bird Beaks
A look at the dinosaur species that began the transition from teeth to the beaks we see in birds today.
World's largest flawless diamond ever to be auctioned will be unveiled this week
A 163-carat D flawless diamond, described as the largest ever put up for auction, will be unveiled in Hong Kong on Thursday.
How NASA satellites are helping to halt malaria outbreaks
NASA's Earth-observing satellites can track the forces that create malaria outbreaks, and their data will soon help local communities make big...
Hitler may have come close to building atomic bomb, German treasure hunter finds
A pensioner in Brandenberg, Germany, was casting about with his metal detector last week when it gave an unusual ‘bleep’.
'Cosmic welcome mats' aim to bring aliens in
Maybe E.T. has just been waiting for an invitation.
Sphinx, baboon and cat statues found in ancient Egyptian burial
After years of being washed, perfumed and fed in ancient Egypt, the statue of a revered Egyptian deity was given a proper burial with other "dead"...
Scientists say part of St. Francis of Assisi legend is true
Catholic lore has it that in the depths of the winter of 1224, things looked grim for a group of monks who, trapped by snow, were starving inside a...
Moths, Alive and in Color, in All Their Diversity
A new collection from the photographer Emmet Gowin delivers an appreciation for the hidden ties between humans and moths as well as art and science.
Snake lover found suffocated to death near his pet python, reports say
A snake lover in the U.K. has been found suffocated to death near his pet python, according to news reports.
Cancer in elephant is being treated with unprecedented approach
Juno the elephant is being treated with electrochemotherapy, an unprecdented approach to helping an elephant with cancer.
Trilobites: Pandas Are No Longer Endangered. But Their Habitat Is in Trouble.
Logging, human encroachment and activities have fragmented the natural range of pandas in China, which could make recent population gains short-lived.
A Battle to Save the World’s Favorite Treat: Chocolate
In Costa Rica, researchers are cloning cacao hybrids resistant to frosty pod rot, a blight that has spread throughout Latin America.