Articles about Natural History
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 7:39 AM
A new study reveals the power and scale of the event some 3.26 billion years ago which scientists think created geological features in South Africa's rocks.
Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 6:00 PM
A new, engaging PBS series explores our evolutionary past, starting with prehistoric fish.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 9:50 AM
New research shows that volcanic activity during the Jurassic Period created huge amounts of the greenhouse gas.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 9:10 AM
Archaeological findings show that cancer may not mainly be a product of modern factors.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM
A newly discovered species related to modern insects is the oldest example of a plant-mimicking stick bug.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM
Well-preserved fossil finds show that 450-million-year-old ostracods took particular care of their eggs.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 7:50 AM
Though it appears to be linked to funeral rituals, the relic's purpose and symbolism remain a mystery.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 9:10 AM
The skull of a newly discovered whale species reveals distinctive density variation and shapes suggestive of echolocation.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM
Researchers have found clues to the lives of long-extinct aquatic sloths off the coast of Peru.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 9:10 AM
Though they're perceived as destructive, volcanoes may actually play an important part in promoting biodiversity, a new study suggests.
Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 4:01 PM
Seen only from the air, these large motifs etched into the landscape by ancient people still remain a mystery.
Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 8:30 AM
The fossils, dating back to the Middle-Upper Jurassic period, have remarkably intact skeletons — often containing soft tissues and even feathers.