Global Health: Nearly Eradicated in Humans, the Guinea Worm Finds New Victims: Dogs
For 30 years, scientists have fought to eliminate a horrifying parasite. Suddenly, it has begun infecting dogs in Chad, threatening to undo decades...
Trilobites: Sea Stars Started Dissolving. What Helped Some of Them Survive?
Researchers say they’ve detected genetic differences that might help explain why some of these creatures on California’s coast survived a deadly...
Was Autism a Nazi Invention?
In “Asperger’s Children,” Edith Sheffer explores the roots of autism, first diagnosed in Nazi Germany as the regime engaged in a program of child...
It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking. They Wanted to Call It ‘Cheers.’
Buried in a new N.I.H. report are disturbing examples of coordination between scientists and the alcohol industry on a study that could have...
'King Arthur' castle discovery: Mysterious inscription intrigues experts
A mysterious inscription from the 7th-century A.D. has been discovered in the ruins of an English castle associated with the legend of King Arthur.
Mysterious wolf-like creature killed in Montana ID'd through DNA test
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) revealed the identity of the mysterious wolf-like creature that was shot dead in the state last month.
Record-Breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires from NASA
The United States' most experienced spaceflyer is hanging up her wings.
Ancient turquoise rewrites Aztec history
For a long time, scholars have thought that the Aztecs had frequent contact with groups in what's now the American Southwest.
Mammals are going nocturnal to avoid us
The list of ways humans have altered the planet continues to grow: Animals are becoming more nocturnal, possibly as a means of avoiding the...
Napoleon’s battle of Waterloo hat auctioned for $325G
An extremely rare ‘bicorne,’ or 2-pointed hat, that was worn by Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo was sold at auction in France for $325,000 on...
5,000 year-old stone balls continue to baffle archaeologists
Some of the most enigmatic human-made objects from Europe's late Stone Age — intricately carved balls of stone, each about the size of a baseball —...
These are the 19 ways your dog is secretly communicating with you
Scientists have discovered dogs use 19 signals dogs to try and communicate with their human pals.