Trilobites: In Easter Island DNA, Evidence of Genetic Loneliness
DNA analysis of Pre-Columbian human remains suggest natives of South America may not have intermingled with the Polynesians who built the...
A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters
Men have long complained about how condoms fit. Now a manufacturer is selling condoms in bespoke sizes, including 10 lengths and nine circumferences.
Yellowstone supervolcano could blow faster than thought, destroy all of mankind
Arizona State University researchers have analyzed minerals around the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park and have come to a startling...
Matter: Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say
Humans have long shared a genetic palette for skin pigmentation, slightly tweaked by evolution, scientists report.
Bronze arm found at Antikythera shipwreck
A graceful bronze arm that was once attached to a statue dating to the first century was recently recovered from a famed shipwreck near the Greek...
Ax linked to Ötzi the iceman found north of the Alps
Archaeologists found a copper blade in Switzerland that's just like the ax Ötzi the famous "Iceman"was carrying when he died.
3,200-year-old stone inscription tells of Trojan prince, sea people
A 3,200-year-old stone slab with an inscription that tells of a Trojan prince and may refer to the mysterious Sea People has been deciphered,...
A massive hole just opened up in Antarctica's ice and scientists can't explain it
Thanks to its usefulness as an indicator of how badly humans are messing up the Earth with global warming, scientists like to keep a pretty close...
ScienceTake: How Kangaroo Rats Escape Rattlesnakes
Kangaroo rats are so good at leaping away from rattlesnake strikes that they sometimes show off in front of their predators.
In Rat vs. Snake, an Unlikely Victor
By strutting their stuff, kangaroo rats discourage snakes from attacking. Watch their moves and listen to a researcher who is studying these...
10 Weeks, 10 Hurricanes, and a 124-Year-Old Record Is Matched
With Tropical Storm Ophelia’s transition to Hurricane Ophelia, 2017 became the first year since 1893 in which 10 Atlantic storms in a row reached...
Asteroid flyby: Scientists will use space rock to test global warning network
Scientists are using Thursday’s asteroid flyby to test Earth’s international warning network.