Debating the dodo: Extinction date challenged by journals
October 9, 2013, 9:19 a.m. by Douglas Main, LiveScience
The flightless bird is thought to have gone extinct by 1662, but one geologist has discovered observations that may challenge that extinction date.
Human ancestors' oral hygiene secret: The toothpick
October 8, 2013, 12:49 p.m. by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
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.
Beware of the sea monster! Book charts mythical creatures of medieval maps
September 9, 2013, 10:09 a.m. by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Medieval and Renaissance cartographers used fantastical illustrations to warn of the dangers of the unknown.
The science behind Kim Stanley Robinson's 'Shaman'
September 3, 2013, 8:29 a.m. by Miriam Kramer, LiveScience
Real archaeological findings provide backing for this fictional story about a group of Ice Age humans.
How biotechnology could revive extinct animals
August 26, 2013, 11:49 a.m. by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Researchers are setting their sights to resurrecting passenger pigeons and woolly mammoths, but would it do more harm than good?
Spicing up history: Prehistoric pots hint at food preferences
August 22, 2013, 12:29 p.m. by Denise Chow, LiveScience
Researchers found blackened spice residue on an ancient cooking pot, suggesting that prehistoric Europeans were creative in their cooking.
Archeologists ditch pick axes, use badgers instead
August 15, 2013, 7:49 a.m. by Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience
One talented digging mammal has unearthed a Medieval burial ground in Germany.
The mystery of Kazakhstan's pentagram
August 5, 2013, 10:49 a.m. by Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience
The bizarre symbol over 1,000 feet in diameter lies miles away from the nearest city.
Single-cell smackdown: Stromatolites struggled for domination of Earth's early oceans
June 5, 2013, 1:10 p.m. by Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet
In a billion-year-old battle of the microbes, foraminifera may have been responsible for the decline of stromatolites.
Fun frogs on display at NYC museum
May 17, 2013, 10:30 a.m. by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Bright colors, loud calls and myriad interesting facts abound in "Frogs: A Chorus of Colors."
Oldest fossils reveal when apes and monkeys first diverged
May 15, 2013, 1:20 p.m. by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Tooth and jaw fossil remnants dating back 25 million years fill a gap in the fossil record.