New species of strange dolphin once lived in Alaskan rivers
August 18, 2016, 5:48 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Dolphin's closest living relatives can only be found in South Asia.
Ancient Chinese origin myth actually happened, say researchers
August 9, 2016, 3:48 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
According to legend, a great flood of biblical proportion swept over China 4,000 years ago — and now, science agrees.
Earth's continents might all join together in 250 million years
August 3, 2016, 4:33 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
A new animation predicts how the continents will move over hundreds of millions of years into the future.
The ancestor of all known life was a microbe that ate hydrogen from deep-sea volcanoes
July 28, 2016, 6:05 a.m. by Russell McLendon
A new study paints a detailed portrait of Earth's last universal common ancestor, known as 'LUCA.'
Boozy primates may hint at the roots of alcoholism
July 20, 2016, 3:15 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
A proclivity for fruits and nectars with the highest alcohol content could offer some primates an evolutionary advantage.
Scientists have finally discovered why turtles have shells
July 18, 2016, 10:27 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Turtles use their shells as shields today, but these devices evolved for a completely different reason.
Everything you ever wanted to know about tumbleweeds
July 1, 2016, 11:31 a.m. by Sidney Stevens
Part cultural icon and part invasive nuisance, tumbleweeds have an intriguing and tangled history.
Modern humans may have smoked 'hobbits' out of their caves and into extinction
June 29, 2016, 6:05 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Fire discovery offers clues about the demise of a tiny species of human that once lived in Southeast Asia.
Online effort decodes top secret Civil War telegrams
June 29, 2016, 11:56 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Over 16,000 telegrams between Abraham Lincoln, his Cabinet and officers of the Union Army are now available online.