Humans have been searching for newer, better colors since, well, forever.
Discoveries and disappearances in the world of science
A Japanese woman has been recognized as the oldest woman on the planet, at age 114. Very impressive! But these six animals would scoff at a mere 114-year-old.
The Fraser fir is an ideal Christmas tree, but it could always use improvement. One tree scientist is making them stronger and hardier.
And the flowers are not like Earth flowers
The organism, discovered just five years ago, is closely related to the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
In an Oregon cave, scientists have found some really old s@!t
The race to stop a killer, using acoustic monitoring and pheromone traps
The winners of the Nikon Small World microvideography contest
What does 7 billion look like in a browser window?
Sometimes, early life was profoundly weird.
Arsenic-laced drinking water, lead-contaminated soils and choking air pollution are sadly just the start in some of the world's dirtiest places
The groundbreaking plant produces about enough power to make a pot of delicious coffee
A soundproof stadium keeps the neighborhood quiet
Recovered from sedimentary rock strata deposited in an ancient Chinese lake roughly 55 million years ago, Archicebus achilles provides a key link in the history of human evolution.
Plus, the out-of-Asia theory for big cats and Ice Age animals
Nature is wild.
The Paleoamerican migration plot thickens.
Paleontologists have long argued over the question
Bacteria and fungi are a menace to paintings, sculptures, and ancient artifacts.
Homo naledi had small brains but human-like traits, upending the fossil record