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.
100-million-year-old bird wings found perfectly preserved in amber
June 29, 2016, 2:23 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The amazing find shows the colors and patterns on the feathers of birds that flew alongside dinosaurs.
This beautiful equation might be one of the keys to understanding nature
June 25, 2016, 2:10 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Laplace's equation can be found everywhere, from electromagnetism to fluid dynamics to gravity.
Ancient structures found in cave couldn't have been built by modern humans
May 30, 2016, 7:37 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Constructions that date to 176,000 years ago were made before modern humans were around.