A huge dinosaur unearthed in Spain appears to have sported a hump on its back, a feature never before seen on a dinosaur fossil.
09/09/2010 12:02 pm
A vast swath of garbage floating in the Atlantic Ocean – one that rivals the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in size – continues to puzzle scientists.
08/20/2010 03:34 pm
A professor of sociology led a field trip through Kentucky's Creation Museum, a fundamentalist Christian facility. The professor found that non-fundamentalists felt uncomfortable there. Museum officials say they've received death threats and the site sometimes draws anti-Creationist protesters.
08/19/2010 07:43 pm
Andalgalornis, a prehistoric, flightless, carnivorous bird that lived in South America, subdued its prey using a repeated attack-and-retreat strategy, landing well-targeted, hatchet-like jabs with its massive beak.
08/18/2010 07:31 pm
The Kremlin's top meteorologist said that Russia's recent spate of extreme weather and wildfires 'are signs of global warming.' That's not quite right, say climate scientists.
08/16/2010 06:58 pm
The aphid has an amazing capacity to sense a goat breathing down its neck, a feat that is all the more impressive considering that aphids don't even have necks.
08/09/2010 05:23 pm
A primordial blob that lived some 425 million years ago was discovered preserved within volcanic ash. Scientists have now reconstructed its body as a 3D computer model.
08/04/2010 02:48 pm
Humans have a seemingly unique tendency to form emotional bonds with other species. Does affection for animals confer an evolutionary advantage?
08/02/2010 02:09 pm
Japanese macaques will completely flip out when presented with flying squirrels, a new study in monkey-antagonism has found. The research could pave the way for advanced methods of enraging monkeys.
07/30/2010 08:17 pm
Research shows that many areas of today's oceans have conditions that parallel those of 250 million years ago, when 95 percent of marine species quickly died out.
07/29/2010 05:47 pm