Natural History

The ancestor of all known life was a microbe that ate hydrogen from deep-sea volcanoes

Boozy primates may hint at the roots of alcoholism

Scientists have finally discovered why turtles have shells

Duck-billed dinosaur had a tumor on its face

Everything you ever wanted to know about tumbleweeds

Modern humans may have smoked 'hobbits' out of their caves and into extinction

Online effort decodes top secret Civil War telegrams

100-million-year-old bird wings found perfectly preserved in amber

Ancient Earth had more than 2 magnetic poles

This beautiful equation might be one of the keys to understanding nature

King Tut's dagger was made from meteorite

Ancient structures found in cave couldn't have been built by modern humans