Researchers identify endocrine-disrupting chemical in bottled water
A 'smoking gun' on the Ice Age megafauna extinctions
It was climate that killed many of the large mammals after the latest Ice Age. But what more specifically was it with the climate that led to this mass extinction? The answer to this is hidden in a large ...
New study shows frozen mummy Inca children given coca and alcohol before sacrifice
Drill core evidence adds credence to iron fertilization hypothesis regarding last ice age
Something old, something new... Grand Canyon surprises
The Grand Canyon as we know it was formed between five and six million years ago, which is youthful in geological terms, but parts of it could be as old as 70 million years, scientists said Sunday.
New microchip sorts white blood cells from whole blood
Early in 2012, MIT scientists reported on the development of a postage stamp-sized microchip capable of sorting cells through a technique, known as cell rolling, that mimics a natural mechanism in the body. ...
Rock weathering may have led to 'Snowball Earth'
The day before death: A new archaeological technique gives insight into the day before death
The day before the child's death was not a pleasant one, because it was not a sudden injury that killed the 10-13 year old child who was buried in the medieval town of Ribe in Denmark 800 years ago. The day ...
New microscopy technique improves imaging at the atomic scale
(Phys.org) —When capturing images at the atomic scale, even tiny movements of the sample can result in skewed or distorted images – and those movements are virtually impossible to prevent. Now microscopy ...
Study of Idaho canyons suggests they were the result of massive flooding not erosion
Misleading mineral may have resulted in overestimate of water in moon
The amount of water present in the moon may have been overestimated by scientists studying the mineral apatite, says a team of researchers led by Jeremy Boyce of the UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary and ...
Asian origins of native American dogs confirmed
Once thought to have been extinct, native American dogs are on the contrary thriving, according to a recent study that links these breeds to ancient Asia.
Researchers engineer bacterium to hunt down and kill pathogens
New analyses verify the use of fire by Peking Man
Zhoukoudian Locality 1 in northern China has been widely known for the discovery of the Middle Pleistocene human ancestor Homo erectus pekinensis ( known as Peking Man ) since the 1920s. By 1931, the suggestion ...