Scientists say a fossilized skull discovered deep inside a Spanish cave shows telltale signs of homicide — 430,000 years ago
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The White House said on Tuesday the ethical issues associated with gene-editing on the human genome need further study by the scientific community and should not be pursued until issues are resolved.
Some 18,000 species, great and small, were discovered in 2014, adding to the 2 million already known, scientists said on Thursday, as they released a “Top 10” list that highlights the diversity of life.
The shores of Hobart, Tasmania, have been twinkling a bright, neon blue the past few days, turning the water’s surface into a scene that looks out of this world.
Since in many species, sperm is males’ only contribution to reproduction, biologists have long puzzled about why evolutionary selection, known for its ruthless efficiency, allows them to exist.
Scientists have discovered the first fish, known as the Opah or moonfish, to be fully warm-blooded enabling it to be a vigorous predator in frigid ocean depths.
The last intact section of one of Antarctica’s mammoth ice shelves is weakening fast and will likely disintegrate completely in the next few years, contributing further to rising sea levels, according to a NASA study released on Thursday.
A patch of gold, just a few centimeters wide and light as a feather, could reveal your innermost thoughts and feelings. This is the premise of Professor John Rogers’ Biostamp. By attaching flexible, miniature sensors to the user’s temple, he has been able to track brain waves in real time and transmit them as messages.
A Kickstarter campaign that launched Tuesday, which is fronted by Bill Nye (of “the Science Guy” fame), is asking for contributions to send a small spacecraft into the universe next year.
A New Jersey father has been ordered to pay child support for one girl in a set of twins after DNA tests proved he is not the father of both, according to court documents.
Boxing fans who described Saturday’s match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao as “out of this world” were really onto something: The fight will screen for U.S. astronauts on the International Space Station.
The endangered Devil’s Hole pupfish present a metabolic mystery that seems to defy the rules of biology.
It may not be space debris, errant asteroids or even malevolent aliens that thwart astronauts on any mission to Mars. It may be the ubiquitous galactic cosmic rays.
An Australian farmer found a 100-million-year-old sea monster in his own backyard.
The NASA spacecraft MESSENGER is about to crash onto Mercury.
With renewed interest in moon exploration robots might be the ideal solution and a German company has landed on the chimp as its model for unmanned lunar missions.
Scientists in China on Wednesday described one of the weirdest flying creatures ever discovered, a pigeon-size dinosaur with wings like a bat that lived not long before the first birds.
How would you like to travel one mile in 10 seconds? If you go to Japan, you’re in luck — almost.
A site within the U.S. Naval Air Station in Fallon was one of five the Department of Energy is considering for its Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy lab. California, Utah, Idaho and Oregon also are competing.
Named Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, it is a member of the same dinosaur group as Tyrannosaurus rex, theropods, which includes the largest land meat-eaters in Earth’s history, but it ate only plants with a beak and leaf-shaped teeth, scientists said on Monday.
As tourists stroll between Yellowstone’s 300 active geysers, taking selfies in front of thousands of bubbling, boiling mud pots and hissing steam vents, they are treading on one of the planet’s greatest time bombs.
Now is your chance to help name part of Pluto and its companion Charon.
Biologists in China reported carrying out the first experiment to alter the DNA of human embryos, igniting an outcry from scientists who warn against altering the human genome in a way that could last for generations.
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