Scientists had no idea where the world's tiniest flightless bird came from, until now
November 7, 2018, 9:26 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
This tiny ball of feathers can only be found on a single Atlantic island in the middle of nowhere.
Scientists have pinpointed the exact city and year that HIV first spread
November 1, 2018, 4:10 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
HIV might never have become a global pandemic if it wasn't for the ecology of this 1920s colonial hub.
Scientists unearth 15,000-year-old tools that may have belonged to the first Americans
October 25, 2018, 12:33 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The find confirms that America's earliest human inhabitants were here much sooner than previously thought.
What was Earth's first animal? New study finally offers an answer
October 16, 2018, 10:31 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The first animal to evolve on Earth was probably a sponge that existed around 640 million years ago.
Ancient volcanic 'lost world' discovered deep beneath the Tasman Sea
October 10, 2018, 2:56 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
These biologically rich seamounts are estimated to be at least 30 million years old.
Is your fossil valuable? Fossil ID days make it easy to find out
September 6, 2018, 9:35 a.m. by Josh Lew
Thanks to identification events around the country, you can find out if your artifacts have scientific significance.
There's a newly discovered Amazon tribe, but here's why we're not contacting them
September 1, 2018, 2:08 p.m. by Starre Vartan
Based on our mostly destructive history of interacting with isolated cultures, we should stay away.
Scientists discover fossilized turtle with no shell
August 23, 2018, 11:28 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Turtles use their shells as shields today, but these devices evolved for a completely different reason.
Hat made from real woolly mammoth hair goes on sale for $10,000
August 12, 2018, 6:21 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
It's unpleasant to wear, but it's also one of a kind.
Lazy theory claims 'laziness' caused Homo erectus to go extinct
August 11, 2018, 7:43 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
A new, highly speculative conjecture about the extinction of ancient humans is sure to raise critics' brows.
One of the largest bears to ever walk Europe was a vegetarian
July 27, 2018, 3:22 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The extinct cave bear appears to have descended from a vegetarian line of bears.