Trilobites: Extinct Gibbon Found in Tomb of Ancient Chinese Emperor’s Grandmother
The remains appear to be a new species of gibbon, and it was perhaps a pet.
The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem
Emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, are 60 percent higher than government estimates. That’s bad news for climate change.
Koko the Gorilla, Known for Using Sign Language, Dies at 46
Koko became an instant celebrity in her youth and charmed entertainers like Fred Rogers and Robin Williams, as well as their audiences.
A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds
The research did not find that viruses cause Alzheimer’s. But it showed that two types of herpes interact with Alzheimer’s-related genes and might...
Trilobites: Magnetic Sense Helps Billions of Moths on an Australian Migration
Researchers say this is the first reliable evidence that insects can use Earth’s magnetic field for navigation.
A guide to summer solstice, from Stonehenge to the earth's tilt
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, rejoice! The summer season will officially commence on Thursday, June 21 thanks to the summer solstice.
Scientists honor Obama by naming ancient sea creature after him
The University of California, Riverside, explained Monday in a news release that the moniker “honors President Barack Obama’s passion for science.”
A dead great white shark on Santa Cruz Beach leads to a criminal investigation
When one of the ocean's top predators washes up dead on a beach, it's likely that something fishy must have happened. On Sunday (June 17),...
Thanks to China, over 100 million metric tons of plastic waste will soon have nowhere to go
If a giant wave of plastic garbage washing up our shores seems like the stuff of science fiction, think again.
T. Rex couldn't stick out its tongue
T. rex may have been a highly successful predator, but it would have been terrible at licking stamps, lollipops or popsicles, thanks to a tongue...
This fresh meteoroid impact on Mars triggered a dusty avalanche
A small space rock crashed into Mars recently, and NASA has captured an amazing view of its crater grave site, as well as the trail from an...
California mega-earthquake fear: Is the San Andreas fault at risk of the 'Big One'?
New research suggests that a newly-discovered 'structure' in the San Andreas fault line could result in a massive earthquake, often referred to as...