Articles about Natural History
Wed, Oct 09, 2013 at 9:19 AM
The flightless bird is thought to have gone extinct by 1662, but one geologist has discovered observations that may challenge that extinction date.
Tue, Oct 08, 2013 at 12:49 PM
A look at the jaws of Dmanisi hominids provides clues to their dental habits, shedding light on why there is so much variation in the shapes of their jaws.
Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Medieval and Renaissance cartographers used fantastical illustrations to warn of the dangers of the unknown.
Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 8:29 AM
Real archaeological findings provide backing for this fictional story about a group of Ice Age humans.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Researchers are setting their sights to resurrecting passenger pigeons and woolly mammoths, but would it do more harm than good?
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Researchers found blackened spice residue on an ancient cooking pot, suggesting that prehistoric Europeans were creative in their cooking.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 7:49 AM
One talented digging mammal has unearthed a Medieval burial ground in Germany.
Mon, Aug 05, 2013 at 10:49 AM
The bizarre symbol over 1,000 feet in diameter lies miles away from the nearest city.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 1:45 PM
In Ireland, workers have found a 77-pound barrel full of well-preserved butter. How is it possible that something so perishable could last that long?
Mon, Jul 01, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Learn about the natural world past and present at these outstanding museums.
Wed, Jun 05, 2013 at 1:10 PM
In a billion-year-old battle of the microbes, foraminifera may have been responsible for the decline of stromatolites.
Fri, May 17, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Bright colors, loud calls and myriad interesting facts abound in "Frogs: A Chorus of Colors."