Geneticists have begun using old bones to make sweeping claims about the distant past. But their revisions to the human story are making some scholars of prehistory uneasy.
As levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide rise and warm the globe, Antarctica’s ice will become more vulnerable to cycles on an astronomical scale, particularly the tilt of our planet is as it spins around its axis.
The first direct evidence of white dwarf stars solidifying into crystals has been discovered by astronomers at the University of Warwick, and our skies are filled with them.
Like a brain, an ant colony operates without central control. Each is a set of interacting individuals, either neurons or ants, using simple chemical interactions that in the aggregate generate their behaviour.
Analysis of jaw from 6.5-year-old child in Xujiayao Cave who lived as much as a quarter-million years ago indicates modern-type parental care.
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities is developing the around the Dendera temple complex into an open-air museum, Ahram Online reports.
Thanks to an ongoing archeological dig, nearly 30,000 artifacts have turned up that could provide context to the rich history of the Michigan-Canada border as well as its indigenous relations.
Rapid shifts in the Earth’s north magnetic pole are forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic, scientists said.
A smash-up in the asteroid belt may have turned a previously calm and quiet space rock into a splashier kind of celestial object.
‘Awesome’ technology could be used to explore ‘anywhere there is water and sufficiently low gravity’.
This is very strong circumstantial evidence for an early human presence in eastern Beringia from 32,000 years ago throughout the LGM.
If the trees grow as planned, each mature redwood could pull as much as 250 tons of carbon dioxide from the air.
The remains, which had been stored at the Illinois State Museum, hadn’t been properly dated using modern techniques.