Proteins dating back more than one million years have been extracted from some fossils, and could help to answer some difficult questions about archaic humans.
DNA coaxed from 120,000-year-old Neanderthal fossils suggests that early Neanderthals from Western Europe and later Neanderthals from Siberia were closely related.
A small, harmless space rock turned into a fireball in our atmosphere. What’s unusual is that astronomers saw it beforehand.
The Swiss government has proposed to allow prescriptions for cannabis to treat people suffering from cancer or other serious conditions.
Illinois has become the 11th state in the country to legalize the recreational use and purchase of marijuana.
Lima, Peru’s capital, is running dangerously low on water, but archaeology may provide an answer in the form of a system of water storage developed by the area’s indigenous people 1,400 years ago.
Doubts have swirled around disputed archaeological ‘discoveries’ of this La Ciudad Blanca, but one fact is finally clear: this rich environment, mythical or not, harbours a unique ecosystem of animal life.
A new approach could catalyze solar energy’s potential to create a brighter future for tribal communities facing energy insecurity and high unemployment.
Exactly what will happen when our planet sweeps through the Taurid Complex is unknown, but astronomers are preparing to observe the contents of the cosmic debris.
A report advises the French government to normalize cannabis related jobs and allocate part of the tax revenue generated by legalization to improving low-income neighborhoods.
New York lawmakers couldn’t agree on some details for legalization, so they passed a decriminalization measure instead.
Small pieces of charred tubers found at the Klasies River site in South Africa date back 120,000 years, making them the earliest-known evidence of H. sapiens cooking carbs.
One of seven orcas captured using nets and explosives then sold to aquariums, Lolita lives out her days being forced to perform tricks twice a day for visitors.
A crucial realization was that the birds in the geoglyphs are not naturally found near the locations of the lines. Hermits, for example, live on the eastern slope of the Andes and in the north near Ecuador.