A lakebed in China contains a collection of very well-preserved fossils of dinosaurs and mammals, which scientists say are the product of pyroclastic flows that doomed the Roman villages of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79 AD.
NASA's Curiosity rover is eyeing a three-foot-tall sand dune, an ambitious climb for the SUV-sized rover. Despite the size of the climb, NASA doesn't expect the rover to actually catch air on this maneuver.
'Science Guy' Bill Nye and Ken Ham, founder of the biblically literalist Creation Museum, are set to debate evolution tomorrow. Is it a mistake for scientists to agree to share a stage with creationists?
Migrating Monarch butterfly populations are plummeting, partly due to the loss of milkweed, a wildflower that Monarchs depend on. Teachers, schoolchildren, brides, and others have begun fighting back, one seed at a time.
Even though the genomes of most modern-day non-African humans possess are just one or two percent Neanderthal, up to 20 percent of the Neanderthal genome could be found in today's humans collectively, new research suggests.
The number of black-and-orange butterflies, popularly known as Monarch butterflies, wintering in Mexico have hit its lowest this year since studies began in 1993. The insects' annual migration is on the verge of disappearing, say experts.