New discovery of ancient diet shatters conventional ideas of how agriculture emerged
Archaeologists have made a discovery in southern subtropical China which could revolutionise thinking about how ancient humans lived in the region.
Nanogenerator's output triples previous record
New two-dimensional semiconductor has ideal band gap for solar harvesting
Removing 'black sheep' could make Internet run more efficiently
Sacred lotus genome sequence enlightens scientists
The sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) is a symbol of spiritual purity and longevity. Its seeds can survive up to 1,300 years, its petals and leaves repel grime and water, and its flowers generate heat to att ...
Pyroelectric nanogenerator charges Li-ion battery with harvested energy
New hominin site found in Daoxian County, Hunan Province of China
A joint team from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, and Office for Cultural Relics Administration ...
Systematic position of Archaeopteryx challenged?
Archaeopteryx has been considered the most primitive and earliest known bird ever since its discovery, and has been placed at the base of Avialae in nearly all numerical phylogenetic analyses. In 2011, a ...
Early birds had four wings, not two, study reports
Some primitive birds boasted four wings, before evolution led them to ditch their hind feathers in favor of webbed or scaly feet, scientists in China said on Thursday.
Study characterizes 300-million-year-old tropical forest preserved in volcano ash
(PhysOrg.com) -- Pompeii-like, a 300-million-year-old tropical forest was preserved in ash when a volcano erupted in what is today northern China. A new study by University of Pennsylvania paleobotanist Hermann ...
Paleontologists discover fossilized ovarian follicles in three birds from Early Cretaceous
Graphene foams: Cozy and conductive scaffolds for neural stem cells
Study: Arctic sea ice decline may be driving snowy winters seen in recent years
A new study led by the Georgia Institute of Technology provides further evidence of a relationship between melting ice in the Arctic regions and widespread cold outbreaks in the Northern Hemisphere. The study's ...
Warm and fuzzy T. rex? New evidence surprises
The discovery of a giant meat-eating dinosaur sporting a downy coat has some scientists reimagining the look of Tyrannosaurus rex.