As ill California man’s landmark case begins, attorney attacks Roundup maker’s response to researchers’ findings.
Like with fingerprints, no two people have the same brain anatomy, a study has shown. This uniqueness is the result of a combination of genetic factors and individual life experiences.
The skeletons were all excavated in in 2015, but the long, slow process of investigating them has only now been completed.
Anonymous survey of young scientists reveals fresh accusations of bullying and harassment at astrophysics institute.
The theory could help experts understand the enigmatic pits that have long baffled investigators.
The discoveries indicate villagers flourished under early fifth century Christian rule, contradicting a widespread view that Jewish settlement in the region declined during that period.
Far from just being the product of our parents, widespread transfer of genes between species has radically changed the genomes of today's mammals, and been an important driver of evolution.
The 40,000-year-old “Mungo Lady” and the equally ancient remains of Mungo Man, found nearby in 1974, doubled scientific estimates of how long Aboriginal people had called Australia home.
Its one of the fragments of asteroid 2018 LA which collided with Earth on June 2, 2018 and turned into a meteor fireball that detonated over Botswana a few seconds after entering the atmosphere.
Over 3 million years ago, our ancient ancestors and their toddlers were standing on two feet and walking upright, it has been revealed.
The new insect, which is found in the extremely diverse transitional zone between the Andes and the Amazonian lowland rainforest, uses its stinger both for laying eggs and injecting venom.
The discovery of a new species of mammal in Alberta's fossil record has shaken up some long-held beliefs about other species in its lineage.
Researchers have found stoneware that was made in the late period of the Old Stone Age dating back 10,000 to 20,000 years, meaning the area was long inhabited by people in ancient times.
Ancient-genome study finds that indigenous dogs in North and South America split from other domestic canines around 15,000 years ago.
The structures may have housed officials responsible for overseeing the production of food for a paramilitary force more than 4,500 years ago.
From diet to evolution, prehistoric chompers tell archaeologists a surprising amount about our ancestors.
The discovery has the potential to address a range of technological challenges, including cooling electronic devices and nanodevices.
New research shows the closest-ever view of Jupiter's swirling auroras, revealing the complicated footprints left by its moons Io and Ganymede.
A new study confirms that this collision with a huge object — which was approximately twice the size of Earth — could have led to the planet's extreme tilt and other odd attributes.
Bolivia is to build an underwater museum in its sacred Lake Titicaca, the culture minister said.The move comes after thousands of priceless artifacts were discovered at the bottom of the abyss.
In a landmark ruling, the Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday accorded the status of “legal person or entity” to animals in the northern state.
Nicola Davis explores Proto-Indo-European, the hypothetical common ancestor of modern Indo-European languages and asks, where did it come from? How and why did it spread? And do languages evolve like genes?
A vast majority of the half-million bodies in the inner asteroid belt may in fact be shrapnel from as few as five parent bodies called "planetesimals," scientists say.
Scientists are growing Neanderthal brains in Petri dishes, which they plan to put inside robots.
The Hera spacecraft mission, proposed by the European Space Agency, is heading to a binary asteroid to support NASA's planetary defense plan against potential asteroid collision.
The skeletons of deer killed 120,000 years ago offer more evidence of cooperative behavior and risk-taking among our hominin relatives.
A team examining burial practices at Ba?ur Höyük, a Bronze Age cemetery in Turkey, has found a series of individuals who were buried between 3100 and 2800 BCE.
Free-ranging village dogs serve as rich genetic resources, giving scientists a glimpse at the full range of genetic diversity and what it really means to be a dog.
The animals, which look similar to small moose or deer in a paleoartist's rendering, are being dubbed Theosodon arozquetai and Llullataruca shockeyi, ungulates native only to Bolivia.
Fascinating recent findings add to recent discoveries which suggest it may be time to think beyond the division of asteroid versus comet.
Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft plans to strike the asteroid creating a crater and dislodging rocks for analysis.
A new study demonstrates that specialized buildings regularly featured in the world's earliest agricultural villages and were key to maintaining and enhancing community cohesion.
This storm may not be good news for the NASA solar-powered Opportunity rover, but one professor sees this as a chance to learn more about Martian weather.
The Fermi Paradox has been reevaluated in such a way that it makes it seem likely that humanity is alone in the observable universe.
Scientists scrutinize monumental complex of ditches and posts built more than 4,000 years ago.
The finds include a toddler with leukemia, a mummified man in his 50s with rectal cancer and individuals with cancer possibly caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
The NEOWISE data a lot of researchers rely on allegedly has a much bigger margin of error than previously thought.
“Two-spirited people are not LGBTQ, although some two-spirited people are LGBTQ,” said Ward. Ward added that a real two-spirit is someone who understands Native American culture and traditions.
The fact the remains were unearthed in North America shows the distribution of different birds around the globe would have been very different in the past.
Hayabusa-2 will hover above its target and release four landing probes before touching down to collect samples to return to Earth.
an analysis of Classic Maya artwork from the southern lowlands suggests chocolate, in the form of fermented and dried cacao beans, may have been used as currency beginning around the eighth century A.D.
Quirks in ‘Oumuamua’s path through the Solar System helped researchers solve a case of mistaken identity.
Using mass spectrometry data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, scientists found that large, carbon-rich organic molecules are ejected from cracks in the icy surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
Muotri has found that, unlike humans, Neanderthal mini-brains with the ancient DNA variant of NOVA1 are characterized by their cells migrating faster as their structures form.
The maverick inventor, ex-Microsoft executive and ‘patent troll’ is battling Nasa on its asteroid data and exploring pizza science.
The small asteroid exploded in the air; fragments may have reached Earth. Plus … why are so many large meteors seen over Russia?
A study led by researchers in Germany and the Netherlands reveals strong evidence for close-range spear hunting by Neanderthals some 120,000 years ago.
For the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made from cannabis.
Researchers have identified over 1,016 specific genes associated with intelligence, the vast majority of which are unknown to science.
The researchers found these cancer cases while examining the remains of 1,087 ancient Egyptians buried between 3,000 and 1,500 years ago.
A cranium of a four-million-year-old fossil, that, in 1995 was described as the oldest evidence of human evolution in South Africa, has shown similarities to that of our own, when scanned through high resolution imaging systems.
“Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World,” at the Getty Center (through Sept. 9), is a deep dive into how encounters with ancient Egypt shaped the civilizations of Greece and Rome.
The findings – compared to the discovery of the first fossils – changes our understanding of the evolution of the disease and could help improve future vaccines.
In the thick of 1968’s seismic social upheavals, Native Americans also reached for their rights, and activists renewed their campaign for recognition and status as fully sovereign nations.
A team has achieved a breakthrough in laser optical trapping by harnessing 2,300-year-old water displacement technology to create a beam that can trap and move particles in specific directions.
The U.S. launches a new effort to better catalog Earth killers. But the big question is what to do if we find one headed our way.
“The dinosaurs would be aliens in our world.”
At least two research teams are engineering stem cells to include Neanderthal genes and growing them into "minibrains" that reflect the influence of that ancient DNA.
Authors have used the geometry of the blocks making up the henge to suggest their creators knew a thing or two about the relationship between a hypotenuse and its opposing sides.
It looks like a normal tree, but in spring the plant reveals a patchwork of blossoms, which turn into an array of plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, cherries and almonds during the summer months.
This discovery provides strong evidence of early human exploitation of creatures, helping scientists understand the extent of our influence on past primate extinctions.
Archaeologists have found carbonised germinated grains indicating a large-scale production of beer, possibly for feasting and trade.
New microchips function as contactless credit cards, key cards and even rail cards. Once the chip is underneath your skin, you no longer need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a wallet.
A new computational tool will help geneticists to better understand what makes a human a human, or how to differentiate species in general.
The weathered remains from a cave in China contain the world's oldest sample of panda DNA.
Your questions about the medical use of cannabis oil answered.
Last year, scientists with NASA’s Dawn mission made a startling discovery when they detected complex chains of carbon molecules – organic material essential for life – in patches on the surface of Ceres.
An annual conference on consciousness in the Arizona desert takes an anything-goes approach to some seriously wacky theories.
The supercomputer — which fills a server room the size of two tennis courts — can spit out answers to 200 quadrillion calculations per second, or 200 petaflops.
Animal bones found alongside the pipe were dated to between 1685 and 1530 B.C.E., indicating the pipe is the earliest evidence yet of tobacco smoking in North America.
Before colonization, Two-Spirits were the balance-keepers blessed to be able to see life through male and female eyes.
The latest Supreme Court case coincides with a resurgence of interest among a new generation of scholars and activists who are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.
Charlotte Caldwell says she and her epileptic son Billy are effectively in exile due to ‘horrendous’ drugs policy.
For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged the formation and expansion of a jet of material ejected when the gravity of a supermassive black hole ripped apart a star that wandered too close.
Looting of artefacts has always been a sign of military might or economic power. Over millennia, conquering generals would take away with them trophies to adorn their cities.
Neuroscientists have located the cells that help reprogram long-lasting memories of traumatic experiences towards safety, a first in neuroscience.
The remains will be transferred to the children’s descendants in Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, who requested the exhumations.
The well-preserved (and nearly complete) skeleton was unearthed in Yixian County, has been dated to approximately 126 million years ago, and has been identified as eutherian.
According to Darnell, the inscriptions found on the rock slabs represent the earliest form of writing in Egypt, which was a precursor to the hieroglyphic script.
Data from NeoWISE has come under fierce criticism from a former Microsoft chief technologist, who has accused NASA of using shoddy methods and even doctoring data.
Dave, author of the novel Trade Winds to Meluha concludes with a plea for education and a rekindled awareness of the positive lessons we can draw from ancient Indus practice.
Using a large survey of stars instead of just models, astronomers have now determined the disk of our galaxy to be 200,000 light-years across — twice as large as was believed a decade ago.
The most exciting structural find was a perfectly preserved hearth constructed of orthostats, a base slab and packing stones.
Researchers just found four frogs preserved in amber at nearly 100 million years old suggesting frogs have been hanging out in the rainforest much longer than previously shown.
The court tied 4-4 in a case pitting Washington state against the northwestern state’s 21 Native American tribes.
Geochemical analyses of ancient turquoise artifacts refute long-held claims that it was imported to Mexico from US.
Tribal leaders fear a border wall as envisioned by Trump will sever access to the Rio Grande river's water, spoiling religious traditions and ruining ancient culture for the tribes.
The asteroid belt is rich with precious metals. There are already plans for asteroid mining but could we ever build a colony on one?
More than 100 researchers describe their work and the struggles they face, including gender bias and achieving a positive work–life balance.
Higher empathy people appear to process music like a pleasurable proxy for a human encounter--in the brain regions for reward, social awareness and regulation of social emotions
The red squirrel, the wildcat, and the grey long-eared bat are all facing severe threats to their survival, according to new research.
The effects of psychedelic drugs on neurite density is a promising sign that they may be useful in treating depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Within days, the dust storm expanded to over 7 million square miles. It has covered Perseverance Valley, where Opportunity is currently located, and has blotted out the sunlight.
The trees, aged between 1,100 and 2,500 years and some as wide as a bus is long, may have fallen victim to climate change, the team speculated.
It’s not just what makes males into males. The sex chromosome also influences health in hidden ways, some experts believe, and may even explain why men have shorter life spans.
Evidence for nanodiamonds in protoplanetary disks has grown over the past several decades. This is, however, the first clear connection between nanodiamonds and AME in any setting.
A study of skulls from pre-Columbian Peru suggests the success rates of surgeons there was up to 80% during the Inca era, compared with just 50% during the American Civil War some 400 years later.
Ms Jordan says the values passed down to her from centuries of tradition inform her, as she works to become the governor of Idaho.
A race is on to mine billions of dollars in resources from the solar system’s asteroids, fuelling our future among the stars.
The discovery, published Friday in Nature Communications, pushes back the proposed age of the bubonic plague by 1,000 years.