Articles about Natural History
Thu, May 21, 2015 at 6:25 AM
Artifacts dating back 3.3 million years push back the known date of such toolmaking by 700,000 years.
Sat, May 02, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Olives have held a place of prestige, symbolically and agriculturally, in a wide range of cultures for thousands of years.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at 8:54 PM
Doctors have a difficult time telling the difference between the vertebrae of humans with lower back pain and chimpanzee vertebrae.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 8:17 PM
Add another group to the list of civilizations who re-discovered the New World before Columbus.
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.