Archaeologists Find Oldest Evidence of Late Stone Age Settlement On Cyprus
Posted on December 12, 2013 at 01:13:16 pm
Artifacts found at an archaeological site in Cyprus support a new theory that humans occupied the tiny Mediterranean island about 1,000 years earlier than previously believed -- a discovery that fills an important gap in Cypriot history
Evidence of Past Supervolcanoes Found in Utah
Posted on December 12, 2013 at 12:20:42 pm
Brigham Young University geologists found evidence of some of the largest volcanic eruptions in earth's history right in their own backyard
Does water still flow across Mars?
Posted on December 11, 2013 at 09:19:50 pm
Perhaps the Red Planet’s dry equatorial region is still a little wetter than we thought. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered strange dark lines that vanish and reappear with the seasons
Meteor Explodes Over Arizona
Posted on December 11, 2013 at 03:11:52 pm
A resounding boom over Tucson, Arizona, roused residents from their dinner tables Tuesday and had them pointing up to the sky
More Light Shed On Possibility of Life On Mars
Posted on December 11, 2013 at 01:50:05 pm
Humankind is by nature inquisitive, especially about the prospect of life on other planets and whether or not we are alone. The aptly named Curiosity, a NASA Mars rover, has been scouring that planet's surface as a potential habitat for life
New Bird Flu Virulent Even When Drug-Resistant
Posted on December 11, 2013 at 01:45:31 pm
Researchers at the at Mount Sinai reported that a virulent new strain of influenza -- the virus that causes the flu -- appears to retain its ability to cause serious disease in humans even after it develops resistance to antiviral
BioSuit: The Future of Space Gear Is Being Built Out of MIT
Posted on December 11, 2013 at 01:41:08 pm
New materials and designs could allow outer-space travelers to move more freely.
We're Not Likely to Get Fried Bygamma Ray Burst
Posted on December 10, 2013 at 07:49:54 pm
If recent news that University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) researchers observed the largest gamma ray burst ever has you nervous about getting blasted into extinction by a massive burst from space, the UAH researchers have good news.
Mapping the Demise of the Dinosaurs
Posted on December 10, 2013 at 12:54:38 pm
About 65 million years ago, an asteroid or comet crashed into a shallow sea near what is now the Yucatï¿½n Peninsula of Mexico. The resulting firestorm and global dust cloud caused the extinction of many land plants and large animals
Europe's Rarest Orchid Rediscovered on 'Lost World' Volcano in the Azores
Posted on December 10, 2013 at 12:33:17 pm
Researchers studying speciation of butterfly orchids on the Azores have been startled to discover that the answer to a long-debated question "Do the islands support one species or two species?" is actually "three species."