Articles about Natural History
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 4:28 AM
The beginnings of the Anthropocene Era may not have occurred with the agricultural or industrial revolutions as previously theorized.
Thu, Mar 05, 2015 at 4:07 PM
The mounds and plazas of this pre-Columbian settlement in Illinois were once teeming with as many as 20,000 people.
Fri, Feb 06, 2015 at 2:48 AM
The biological oddity does not raise questions about Darwin's theory of natural selection — rather, it affirms the theory, say scientists.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 10:17 PM
The turtle evolutionary tree has been hotly debated for decades. Scientists finally have some answers.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 10:42 PM
The 2,500-year-old remains of a Siberian woman may have to be reburied. Locals insist the mummy's anger must be appeased.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Do you know when dinosaurs existed, or which one was the biggest? Find out how much you know about these prehistoric creatures.
Tue, May 20, 2014 at 9:36 AM
The 95 million-year-old herbivore sauropod was about 131 feet long and weighed 80 tons — even larger than its titanosaur cousins, including Argentinosaurus.
Wed, May 07, 2014 at 7:40 AM
Powerful X-ray images of bone tissue show the 150-million-year-old predatory dino shook off massive trauma.
Tue, May 06, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The American Museum of Natural History has begun digitizing its collection of photographs. Here's a hint of the great images you'll find.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Geologists are still making discoveries in South Africa's Vredefort impact crater, the biggest on Earth.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 9:10 AM
The structure, which served to corral herds, has endured 9,000 years.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Ancient remains show little genetic variation across the Neanderthals, suggesting that populations of the species were small and isolated.