Downfall of Homo antecessor, Ancestor in Name Only
February 10, 2014
Details make the story of Homo antecessor an improbable tale of human evolution.
Chinese Dinosaurs May Have Been Buried in Volcanic Ash
February 4, 2014
A new analysis of Chinese fossils claims a Pompeii-style eruption buried them suddenly. What does this imply about dating the fossils?
Grand Canyon Age Changes Again
January 27, 2014
Is the Grand Canyon old or young? Both, geologists are now saying. The latest theory, though, is unlikely to end the 140-year debate.
Another Geyser World Erupts: Asteroid Ceres
January 23, 2014
The asteroid Ceres is popping off with water vapor on two sides. What's that world coming to? One thing is sure: DAWN is coming to it.
Tiktaalik Is Back, This Time With a Hip Twist
January 14, 2014
Discoverer of a putative ancestor of tetrapods thinks it came with rear-wheel drive.
Hubble Finds Early Large Galaxies
January 9, 2014
The latest deep space image by the Hubble Space Telescope shows many small galaxies near the beginning, but large ones, too.
Venus: 80% of Its History Is Missing
January 2, 2014
In spite of being called Earth's twin, Venus is vastly different. Scientists are struggling to fit its young surface to 4.5 billion years.