Articles about Natural History
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 8:00 AM
In a recipe for disaster, a piece of Halley's comet may have collided with Earth, sending particles into the atmosphere that caused a cooling climate shift.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 7:50 AM
New research, including newly translated ancient records, indicates that the construction of the famed afterlife army was inspired by Greek art.
Wed, Dec 04, 2013 at 1:40 PM
The genetic material is the oldest ever sequenced and may shed light on an extinct group of humans called Denisovans.
Tue, Dec 03, 2013 at 8:20 AM
Ancient DNA research has revealed genetic links between modern humans and our extinct ancestors, including Neanderthals and the mysterious Denisovans.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 1:20 PM
Scientists have found water — untouched for millions of years — in a Chesapeake Bay crater, shedding light on the history of the bay's salinity levels.
Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 2:49 PM
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement division may reclaim the auctioned skull as part of an investigation into a major fossil smuggling ring.
Mon, Nov 04, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Ancient Antarctic forests may have been a mix of deciduous and evergreen, a new study suggests.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 12:20 PM
A look at carpenter bee lineage could help scientists understand bees' current troubles.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 7:40 AM
This baby duck-billed dinosaur fossil is the smallest, most complete and youngest ever found.
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.