Eastern Europe Was an Important Pathway in Evolution
Posted on February 07, 2013 at 07:08:45 pm
A fossilized bone fragment found buried deep in the soil of a Serbian cave is causing scientists to reconsider what happened during a critical period in human development, when the strands of modern humanity were still coming together
Salmon Use Magnetic Field for Navigation
Posted on February 07, 2013 at 07:04:02 pm
When migrating, sockeye salmon typically swim up to 4,000 miles into the ocean and then, years later, navigate back to the upstream reaches of the rivers in which they were born to spawn their young
Comet or Asteroid Was Last Straw for Dinosaurs
Posted on February 07, 2013 at 06:58:49 pm
The demise of the dinosaurs is the world's ultimate whodunit. Was it a comet or asteroid impact? Volcanic eruptions? Climate change?
35 Ancient Pyramids Discovered
Posted on February 07, 2013 at 06:26:44 pm
At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have been discovered clustered closely together at a site called Sedeinga in Sudan
Florida-Sized Blob Atop Earth's Core?
Posted on February 07, 2013 at 08:22:07 am
A University of Utah seismologist analyzed seismic waves that bombarded Earth's core, and believes he got a look at the earliest roots of Earth's most cataclysmic kind of volcanic eruption.
Eat to Dream: Food Linked to Sleep Patterns
Posted on February 06, 2013 at 06:32:49 pm
You are what you eat," the saying goes, but is what you eat playing a role in how much you sleep?
4.5 Billion 'Alien Earths' May Populate Milky Way
Posted on February 06, 2013 at 06:18:41 pm
Billions of Earth-like alien planets likely reside in our Milky Way galaxy, and the nearest such world may be just a stone's throw away in the cosmic scheme of things, a new study reports
Healthy Seeds -- Treated Environmentally Friendly
Posted on February 06, 2013 at 07:44:38 am
Farmers treat seeds chemically in order to rid them of pest infestation. Now researchers have developed a method that kills pathogens without harming the environment
Last Neanderthals of Southern Iberia May Not Have Coexisted With Modern Humans
Posted on February 06, 2013 at 07:35:57 am
The theory that the last Neanderthals -- Homo neanderthalensis -- persisted in southern Iberia at the same time that modern humans -Homo sapiens- advanced in the northern part of the peninsula, has been widely accepted by the scientific community during t
Enigmatic Ribbon at Edge of Solar System
Posted on February 06, 2013 at 07:25:37 am
Since its October 2008 launch, NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has provided images of the invisible interactions between our home in the galaxy and interstellar space