New research using ancient DNA is rewriting prehistory in India – and shows that its civilisation is the result of multiple ancient migrations, writes Tony Joseph.
The Indonesian volcano which caused a tsunami that killed more than 400 people last week lost more than two-thirds of its height following the eruption which triggered the killer waves.
A mind-bending new theory claims to make sense not just of the expanding universe and extra dimensions, but string theory and dark energy as well.
Every year ancient DNA research deepens our understanding of history a bit more, and 2018 was truly a remarkable year for ancient DNA research.
A new calculation shows that the tree-fall pattern in Siberia is consistent with an asteroid coming from the same area in the sky as the Taurid meteor swarm.
The discovery in China of fossil specimens of a flower called Nanjinganthus from the Early Jurassic shakes up widely accepted theories of plant evolution.
Japan will resume hunting in its waters in July but will end controversial expeditions to the Southern ocean.
Mile-long rock shaped like water-loving pachyderm is rotating lazily through space under close watch by scientists who feared it could be on a collision course.
Researchers say this close relationship between trees and their natural enemies is the key to tropical forest diversity.
The fine was issued to Clarence Valley Council on Friday by the New South Wales Land and Environment Court for the offence of harming an object that it knew was an Aboriginal object.
Ancient DNA can reliably link Aboriginal ancestors to their living descendants, opening up the possibility of using genetics to proactively return ancient remains to their communities.
This extremely rare discovery provides clues on the cultivation and distribution of chestnuts, food in the Jomon era, and the spirituality of ancient Japanese people.
The press release was accompanied by stunning photos of beautiful reliefs and murals, but what lies behind that glamour?
The space rock, estimated to be about a mile wide, will pass by our planet at a distance of approximately 7.34 lunar distances, what corresponds to 1.75 million miles.
A team of Indonesian scientists presented data to make their case that Gunung Padang is in fact the site of the world’s oldest known pyramid-like structure.