So far, the researchers have revealed about 40 percent of the mosaic. The floor is in 'pristine' condition, and would have fronted an open-air marble swimming pool flanked by porticos.
A new type of nanomaterial exploits the Leidenfrost effect, in which droplets of water can skate across hot a hot surface without boiling away, to boil water without creating explosive bubbles.
Sea urchins greedily graze on kelp when otters are not around, but in the presence of the predators, urchins hide in crevices and eat just the plant scraps.
A crab living in darkness at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea is sensitive to blue and ultraviolet light, an adaptation that researchers think helps it spot food that bumps against glowing plankton.
Researchers say that exploiting quantum entanglement could lead to near-instantaneous data transmission.
A shrimp that spews glowing chemicals is one of the many discoveries made by a team of scientists investigating bioluminescence at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea.
A blue moon, that is, a second full moon within one calendar month, is rare, but it still happens every once in a while. Like this coming Friday.
Using methods borrowed from epidemiology, researchers have identified Anatolia, a peninsula that is now part of Turkey, as the origin of the major language families of Europe and West Asia.
Mayan collapse: One new study blames the collapse of the Mayan empire on deforestation combined with drought. Environmental and trade problems caused the Mayan collapse, says another new study.
The gibbon, a lesser ape native to Asia, uses the same vocal techniques as trained sopranos, finds a Japanese experiment involving helium-enriched air.