Matter: Clues to Africa’s Mysterious Past Found in Ancient Skeletons
An analysis of DNA recovered from fossils thousands of years old hints at enormous migrations that shaped the continent.
NASA’s Osiris-Rex Spacecraft Is Headed for a Flyby With Earth
The spacecraft will make a flyby of Earth on Friday, using the planet’s gravity to steer it toward Bennu, an asteroid it will visit next year.
Satan's enigma: 'Possessed' nun's 17th-century letter deciphered
A mysterious letter written more than 300 years ago by a Sicilian nun who claimed to be possessed by Satan has finally been deciphered.
After 250 years, Germany finally sees a bison. It's immediately killed
Conservationists are expressing outrage after an official in Germany ordered hunters to shoot the first wild bison seen in the country in more than...
Mars may have a porous crust, gravity map suggests
NASA scientists are one step closer to understanding the evolution of Mars.
How to Hack Your Brain (for $5,000)
The new, new, new age is all about “defragging our nervous systems.”
How Can U.S. States Fight Climate Change if Trump Quits the Paris Accord?
Fourteen states have vowed to uphold the Paris climate pact with or without the federal government, and a new analysis suggests their efforts are...
Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer
Dr. Eger and colleagues developed a technique to determine the proper dosage of anesthesia in operating rooms all over the world, saving an untold...
Trilobites: Sea Turtles Appear to Be Bouncing Back Around the World
Researchers analyzed all existing public data of sea turtle nesting sites around the world and found a tale of “cautionary optimism.”
Wild Bison Killed After Wandering Across Border Into Germany
A local official ordered hunters to kill the rare animal last week after it crossed over from Poland. “Animals don’t know country borders,” a...
Archaeologists in Norway may have unearthed a Viking boat grave
Archaeologists may have uncovered a Viking boat grave beneath the market square in the Norwegian city of Trondheim.
Climate models questioned: Global warming may be slower than previously thought
The computers were wrong. There’s still hope for Planet Earth.