Study reveals abundance of microplastics in the world's deep seas
The deep sea is becoming a collecting ground for plastic waste, according to research led by scientists from Plymouth University and Natural History Museum.
American Museum of Natural History plans addition
The American Museum of Natural History has announced plans to build an addition to house a new science and education center.
Is there intelligent life in the universe? 5 questions with astrobiologist Caleb Scharf
Nicolaus Copernicus, the 16th century Polish astronomer and mathematician, wasn't the first to suggest that the Earth wasn't the center of the universe—the idea originated with the ancient Greeks—but ...
Chicago museum lifts lid on Egyptian mummy coffin
Not until the lid was off the wood coffin—exposing the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy—could J.P. Brown relax.
Rare dinosaur skeleton goes on display in London
A rare dinosaur skeleton goes on display at London's Natural History museum on Thursday—the first to be exhibited there in a century.
American mastodons made warm Arctic, subarctic temporary home 125,000 years ago
Existing age estimates of American mastodon fossils indicate that these extinct relatives of elephants lived in the Arctic and Subarctic when the area was covered by ice caps—a chronology that is at odds ...
Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths
In the slippery tide pools of Point Fermin in Los Angeles' San Pedro neighborhood, there are sticky green sea anemone, hard-shelled limpets, barnacles shaped like mini-volcanoes and small octopuses hiding between gaps in ...
New Megaselia fly inspires the invention of innovative method for streamlined descriptions
Scientists from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles describe a new distinctive fly species of the highly diverse genus Megaselia. The study published in the Biodiversity Data Journal proposes an innovative ...
Weeds yet to reach their full potential as invaders after centuries of change
Weeds in the UK are still evolving hundreds of years after their introduction and are unlikely to have yet reached their full potential as invaders, UNSW Australia scientists have discovered.
Genomic data support early contact between Easter Island and Americas
People may have been making their way from Easter Island to the Americas well before the Dutch commander Jakob Roggeveen arrived with his ships in 1722, according to new genomic evidence showing that the ...
Ten years on, scientists still debating the origins of Homo floresiensis—the 'Hobbit'
Retaining forests where raptors nest can help to protect biodiversity
Raptors can affect the distribution of other species and they can also be used to find forests with high biodiversity value.
Father of philosophy comes under forensic scrutiny
After digging up the past of Joan of Arc, Richard the Lionheart and Napoleon Bonaparte, a top forensic sleuth on Friday unveiled a medical secret of Rene Descartes, a founder of modern philosophy.
How dinosaurs divided their meals at the Jurassic dinner table
How the largest animals to have ever walked the Earth fed, and how this allowed them to live alongside one another in prehistoric ecosystems is the subject of new research from the University of Bristol and ...