Cambodian jungle graveyard mystifies experts
Over a hundred 'burial jars' and a dozen coffins arranged on a ledge in remote Cambodian jungle have for centuries held the bones—and secrets—of a mysterious people who lived alongside with the Angkor ...
Siberian caves warn of permafrost meltdown
Climate records captured in Siberian caves suggest 1.5 degrees of warming is enough to trigger thawing of permafrost, according to a paper to be given at the Geological Society of London on 27 June.
Preparing for the next megathrust: Scientists apply new methods to better understand Pacific coast earthquakes
Understanding the size and frequency of large earthquakes along the Pacific coast of North America is of great importance, not just to scientists, but also to government planners and the general public. The only way to predict ...
Researchers find 400 year old Ice Age plants in Arctic able to grow anew as glaciers retreat
Art exhibit pushes boundaries of online privacy
Image after image splashes on the wall of the art exhibit—a snapshot of young people laughing and drinking, a picture of an elephant, an exposed belly of a woman barely covering her breasts with one arm. ...
High salt levels in Saharan groundwater endanger oases farming
For more than 40 years, snowmelt and runoff from Morocco's High Atlas Mountains has been dammed and redirected hundreds of kilometers to the south to irrigate oases farms in the arid, sub-Saharan Draa Basin.
Startups at SXSW in search of some better mousetraps
Not long after her husband left her "to live in a van down by the river" in Idaho, as she puts it, Elissa Shevinsky thought it was high time for a better mouse trap. Or rather, a better dating website.
New study suggests Neanderthals died out earlier, did not coexist with modern humans
Theories about when the last Neanderthals walked the Earth may have to be revised, according to a study that suggests they became extinct in their last refuge in Spain much earlier than previously thought.
New Antarctic geological timeline aids future sea-level predictions
Radiocarbon dates of tiny fossilised marine animals found in Antarctica's seabed sediments offer new clues about the recent rapid ice loss from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and help scientists make better predictions about ...
EHarmony founder has his heart set on reviving the dating site
Neil Clark Warren thinks he's the best match for EHarmony Inc. In a move that caused his friends to call him crazy, the 78-year-old EHarmony founder came out of retirement in July to become chief executive, looking to resuscitate ...
Historic coral collapse on Great Barrier Reef
Australian marine scientists have unearthed evidence of an historic coral collapse in Queensland's Palm Islands following development on the nearby mainland.
3D printing applied to evolutionary relationships and biology
When you think 3D you probably imagine the cinema and popcorn, or that fancy TV you've just blown the kids' university fees on. What you probably don't think – unless you're a particular breed of palaeontologist ...
Date palm juice: A potential new 'green' anti-corrosion agent for aerospace industry
The search for a "greener" way to prevent corrosion on the kind of aluminum used in jetliners, cars and other products has led scientists to an unlikely source, according to a report in ACS' journal Industrial & Engineering Ch ...
Ask beats Answers with $300M bid for About.com
(AP)—The New York Times Co. is selling its troubled online information service, About.com, to the parent company of Ask.com for $300 million in cash.