Pompeii-style volcano gave China its dinosaur trove
A treasure trove of fossilised dinosaurs and other long-extinct species in northeastern China was created, Pompeii-style, by an erupting volcano, scientists said Tuesday.
Is truth stranger than fiction? Yes, especially for science fiction
From warp drives to hyperspace, science fiction has continuously borrowed from, and sometimes anticipated, the state of the art in scientific progress. This has resulted in the perception that science and ...
Researchers suggest Victorian-era people more intelligent than modern-day counterparts
High-quality English instruction helps student performances across other subjects
Great English teachers boost their students' achievements in math, a very different subject, according to Stanford researchers.
Aztec dog burial site found in Mexico City
Archaeologists on Friday announced the discovery of "an exceptional" old burial site under an apartment building in Mexico City containing the remains of 12 dogs, animals that had a major religious and symbolic ...
Study reveals methods used by musicians to stay in tempo with each other
No known hominin is ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans, research says
The search for a common ancestor linking modern humans with the Neanderthals who lived in Europe thousands of years ago has been a compelling subject for research. But a new study suggests the quest isn't ...
Norway the best place to live: UN
The United Nations on Thursday named oil-rich Norway as the country with the best quality of life, while Asia has made the biggest strides in recent decades.
Cooperation vs. Competition: Greed is good -- but only a moderate amount
1.8M-year-old skull gives glimpse of our evolution, suggests early man was single species
The discovery of a 1.8-million-year-old skull of a human ancestor buried under a medieval Georgian village provides a vivid picture of early evolution and indicates our family tree may have fewer branches ...
Australopithecus sediba hominin: New study reveals how human ancestor walked, chewed, and moved
A team of scientists has pieced together how the hominid Australopithecus sediba (Au. sediba) walked, chewed, and moved nearly two million years ago. Their research, which appears in six papers in the latest ...
Ancient bug's last supper of blood still in fossil
In a steamy tropical forest 46 million years ago, a prehistoric mosquito bit a critter, drew blood and was blown into a lake in what is now the northwestern state of Montana. Belly full, she died and sank.
Expert psychologist suggests the era of genius scientists is over
Human ancestors used fire one million years ago, archaeologist find
An international team led by the University of Toronto and Hebrew University has identified the earliest known evidence of the use of fire by human ancestors. Microscopic traces of wood ash, alongside animal ...