Oldest fossils ever found confirmed to be 3.5 billion years old
December 20, 2017, 3:20 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The finding indicates that life on Earth began much earlier than previously thought.
7 less-famous natural history museums worth a visit
December 5, 2017, 12:05 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Learn about the natural world past and present at these outstanding museums.
Huge cache of rare pterosaur eggs found, some containing embryo remains
December 1, 2017, 3:33 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Discovery is being heralded as one of the most extraordinary discoveries in paleontology.
Rare metal from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs can cure cancer, says professor
November 6, 2017, 3:29 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Compound based on iridium kills cancer but not healthy cells.
Why some people love animals and others, not so much
October 25, 2017, 6:57 a.m. by Christian Cotroneo
Some of us may be genetically disposed to appreciate animals.
We have way more Neanderthal genes than scientists previously thought
October 6, 2017, 10:19 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Neanderthals might be extinct, but their genes still live on inside of us.
New prehistoric monster was a seafaring crocodilian
October 3, 2017, 7:47 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Ancient marine reptile sheds light on the origins of the distant relatives of modern crocodiles.
How did dinosaurs end up with beaks instead of teeth?
September 27, 2017, 7:23 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Scientists have uncovered the mystery of beak evolution.
An ancient army of algae may have shaped life on Earth as we know it
August 18, 2017, 10:59 a.m. by Christian Cotroneo
Even Darwin puzzled over the gaping blank in the planet's natural history.
This is what the first flower to ever evolve looked like
August 1, 2017, 6:03 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Researchers traced back the origin of all flowering plants to a single ancestor using a sophisticated data crunch.
This sweet-looking kitty is one of Africa's deadliest cats
One woman met a stray dog — and changed everything for a forgotten breed
The first image of a black hole is almost ready
What to eat (and avoid) to improve dry skin
Parallel worlds exist and interact with our world, say physicists
What caused 200,000 saigas to die?