Meet Australopithecus deyiremeda, a newly discovered species of hominin that sheds light on our earliest ancestors, scientists say.
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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.
Japan’s space agency announced this week that the country would put an unmanned rover on the surface of the moon by 2018, joining an elite club of nations who have explored Earth’s satellite.
The Chinese city that boasts the largest number of dinosaur eggs in the world has added a new batch to its impressive collection.
For extinct creatures like dinosaurs known only from fossils, it is notoriously difficult to differentiate the males from the females of a species because sex distinctions are rarely obvious from the skeletons.
Marine life seen swimming in unusual places. Water temperatures warmer than they should be. No snow where there should be feet of it. Some scientists are saying “The Blob” could be playing a factor.
Hi-ho, Kermit the Frog has some competition. A newly discovered species of glassfrog looks an awful lot like the famous Muppet.
Dogs are called “man’s best friend” - women’s, too - and scientists say the bond between people and their pooches may be deeper than you might think.
The first spacecraft to visit distant Pluto, a dwarf planet in the solar system’s frozen backyard, is still three months away from a close encounter, but already in viewing range, newly released photos show.
Scientists say new research seems to support the theory that what looks like a bone-dry red planet during the day could be dotted with tiny puddles of salty water at night.
How much would you pay for the secrets behind the Mirage’s volcano eruption or an insider’s look at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat? How much is a tour behind the scenes at the Adventuredome, the Bellagio’s fountain show or the Shark Reef worth? These and many other venues in town are set to invite the curious in free as part of the Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival, set for April 24 through May 2.
A Texas 5-year-old found bones belonging to a Nodosaur, a dinosaur probably as large as a horse, while digging around near a shopping center.
A new study has concluded that genetics as well as environment can influence the likelihood that a person will become a sexual offender.
They may not be “Star Trek”-type extraterrestrials, but we may be close to finding evidence of alien life, a NASA scientist says.
CERN reported that particle beams were successfully pushed around the LHC in both directions after a two-year shutdown for a major refit described as a Herculean task that doubled its power — and its reach into the unknown.
They say the early bird gets the worm, but in this case, it’s the blood moon on Saturday.
It might sound like a really old wives’ tale, but a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion for eye infections may hold the key to wiping out the modern-day superbug MRSA, according to new research.
Dust from supernova explosions survives to serve as “seed material” for new planets, according to a new study.
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument first superintendent, Vincent Santucci, a senior geologist and paleontologist for the entire National Park Service, just wrapped up his first week on the job.
Kelly will stay twice as long as any U.S. astronaut has ever stayed on the space station, giving scientists a chance to study how the human body responds to long-duration space flights.
A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world’s oldest evidence of breast cancer in the 4,200-year-old skeleton of an adult woman.
Wild animals can predict earthquakes several weeks before they strike, and motion-activated cameras that track their movements could be adopted in quake-prone countries as an affordable early warning system, scientists said on Tuesday.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak this week spoke out about his Artificial Intelligence fears. “Computers are going to take over from humans,” the 64-year-old told the Australian Review. But that’s far from a prediction.