Bayesian statistics theorem holds its own - but use with caution
Oldest primate skeleton discovered
An international team of paleontologists that includes Northern Illinois University anthropologist Dan Gebo is announcing the discovery of a nearly complete, articulated skeleton of a new tiny, tree-dwelling ...
Diet likely changed game for some hominids 3.5 million years ago
A new look at the diets of ancient African hominids shows a "game changer" occurred about 3.5 million years ago when some members added grasses or sedges to their menus, according to a new study led by the ...
New biomolecular archaeological evidence points to the beginnings of viniculture in France
France is renowned the world over as a leader in the crafts of viticulture and winemaking—but the beginnings of French viniculture have been largely unknown, until now.
Russian scientists make rare find of 'blood' in mammoth
Russian scientists claimed Wednesday they have discovered blood in the carcass of a woolly mammoth, adding that the rare find could boost their chances of cloning the prehistoric animal.
Researchers suggest Victorian-era people more intelligent than modern-day counterparts
Oldest evidence of split between Old World monkeys and apes discovered
Two fossil discoveries from the East African Rift reveal new information about the evolution of primates, according to a study published online in Nature this week led by Ohio University scientists.
Mathematician proves there are infinitely many pairs of prime numbers less than 70 million units apart
mtDNA study shows Minoans came from Europe not Africa
Simulations show early farming might have caught on due to development of property rights
The secret lives of bubbles: Mathematicians describe evolution, dissolution of clusters of bubbles (w/ video)
Bubble baths and soapy dishwater, the refreshing head on a beer and the luscious froth on a cappuccino. All are foams, beautiful yet ephemeral as the bubbles pop one by one.
Dinosaur predecessors gain ground in wake of world's biggest biodiversity crisis
Many scientists have thought that dinosaur predecessors missed the race to fill habitats emptied when nine out of 10 species disappeared during the Earth's largest mass extinction, approximately 252 million ...
New research challenges two prevailing theories on how Maya civilization began
The Maya civilization is well-known for its elaborate temples, sophisticated writing system, and mathematical and astronomical developments, yet the civilization's origins remain something of a mystery.