In new research our international team have discovered ancient hand and footprints high on the Tibetan plateau made by children.
A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the giant asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs and most other living things at the end of the Cretaceous
The Pentagon has been quietly investigating unidentified flying objects since 2007. The fact that they think they might exist is good news to those who claim to have seen them.
Like a bowl of spaghetti noodles spilled across the floor of the North Sea, a vast array of hidden tunnel valleys wind and meander across what was once an ice-covered landscape.
The fossilized web of a 385-million-year-old root network has scientists reimagining what the world’s first forests might once have looked like.
Understanding the environmental conditions under which early humans dispersed out of Africa is important for understanding the factors that affected human evolution.
Inside some of our most magnificent trees, miniature worlds are at risk of extinction. The race is on to accelerate trees’ ageing process, so these intricate communities aren’t lost forever
Right now, a spacecraft is carrying a very special delivery to Earth after a years-long voyage to a cosmic destination that can shed light on how life might have first emerged on our planet and how we can protect it from future cosmic hazards.
Image from: asteroidmission.org (Wiki Commons)
The ability of the mind to generate the symptoms of illness is known as the “nocebo” effect. The nocebo effect is the unpopular twin brother of the placebo effect. Whereas the placebo effect alleviates pain and the symptoms of illness, the nocebo effect does the opposite: it generates pain and symptoms.
Neanderthals living in the Swabian Jura more than 45,000 years ago used sophisticated techniques with many different production strategies to make stone tools.
The growing legitimacy of psychedelics as therapies promises to transform how we view the extraordinary.
A billion years have vanished from the geological record – and over 152 years after this was first discovered, scientists can’t agree on why.
The new research establishes northern Arabia as a critical migration pathway in the storied history of our species.