Tree Crocodiles and Other Surprising Animals
February 15, 2014
Scientists have a lot to learn about living animals before presuming to speak of long-lost extinct ones.
Ichthyosaur Fossilized Giving Birth
February 14, 2014
Caught in the act: another fossil shows an extinct marine reptile giving birth to live young.
New Craters Found on Mars
February 13, 2014
Orbiters can count new craters forming on Mars, refining cratering rates. One spectacular new crater has appeared since 2010 with vivid rays.
New Cambrian Fossil Quarry Beats Burgess Shale
February 11, 2014
A new outcrop of the Burgess Shale formation in Canada appears to be richer and more diverse than the original.
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.
Turkeys Aren't Stupid
January 26, 2014
Turkeys that are inspiring homeland security technology are just one example of hot designs engineers are finding in the biosphere's treasure chest.
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.
Miller-Urey Spark Discharge Experiment Resurrected
January 21, 2014
Technicians provide detailed instructions how to spark gases to make amino acids without causing explosions in the lab.
January 18, 2014
The capabilities of animals large and small continue to fascinate scientists and the public. Here are some recent findings.
Formation Flight Physics Mastered by Birds
January 16, 2014
Birds fly in that beautiful V formation for a reason, and it requires sophisticated abilities in high precision aerodynamics.
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.
Hand of God Is Not Nebulous
January 13, 2014
An exploded star that resembles a giant hand provides opportunity to discuss theology and intelligent design.
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.