Jawbone in Rock May Clear Up a Mammal Family Mystery
Helped by CT scans and 3-D printing, researchers say a rodentlike creature that lived more than 200 million years ago belonged to an ancestral...
In a Tooth, DNA From Some Very Old Cousins, the Denisovans
A fossil found in a Siberian cave yields evidence from a vanished, once-hardy branch of the human tree that lived at least 110,000 years ago....
500-year-old church discovered in slave trade settlement
Archaeologists have uncovered a 500-year-old church that may be the oldest known European Christian church in the tropics
Water Conservation Order Is Extended in California
Gov. Jerry Brown has extended his executive order requiring Californians to conserve water as the state prepares for a fifth year of drought....
Attempt to better define planets could make our Moon one
You'll remember the International Astronomical Union's redefinition of a planet in 2006 as the move that demoted Pluto to a mere dwarf planet.
Anne Frank's diary now has a co-author
The copyright on The Diary of Anne Frank—set to expire Jan. 1 in most of Europe—has been extended by at least 35 years after the Swiss foundation...
Incan child sacrified to the gods reveals history of American expansion
The mummy of an Incan child who was sacrificed to the gods more than 500 years ago belonged to a previously unknown offshoot of an ancient Native...
Earth stole water and more from the young Moon
Earth may have stolen away water that would otherwise have gone to the moon.
Shy eel glows bright green, possibly as a 'sexy charm'
When scuba-diving scientists serendipitously spotted a glowing green eel in January 2011, they had no idea what caused it to light up like a...
Plan to Export Chimps Tests Law to Protect Species
A plan to export eight chimps from a research center in Atlanta to a zoo in England is a first test of an endangered species listing that says that...
Strategies: A Tax-Cutting Move That Pfizer Can Hardly Resist
The drug maker’s latest move toward shifting its legal tax headquarters abroad has drawn scorn from politicians, but it’s a shareholder-friendly...
NASA chief: Time to clean up all that space junk
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden warns that too little is being done to remove debris from space, an issue that has drawn plenty of attention this...