Oldest fossils ever found reveal glimpse of Earth's earliest organisms
August 31, 2016, 6:25 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
A rock formation recently exposed in Greenland contains fossils that are 3.7 billion years old.
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.