Yevgeny Salinder found an extraordinarily well-preserved fossil in northern Russia (complete with its 1.5-meter-long penis intact!).
Researchers at Penn State University announce they are close to cracking the entire DNA set for the now-extinct woolly mammoth
A 400,000-year-old fossilized skull could provide a missing link
It's just like Jurassic Park, except for real, and also with several key practical differences!
The first sequencing of a complex protein from an extinct species
The puzzling fossil is intermediate in size between two species
Bird-bone flute hints that Paleolithic humans banded together to the demise of Neanderthals
Plus, the out-of-Asia theory for big cats and Ice Age animals
Microsoft's Photosynth software will help scan and catalog 3-D models of specimens for analysis over the Web, anywhere
Mastodon burgers anyone?
In an Oregon cave, scientists have found some really old s@!t
Has the holy grail of Sasquatch hunting been found in the hill country of Georgia?
Thousands of prehistoric tracks are clustered in less than an acre of Western desert
Discoveries and disappearances in the world of science
Compound found on Easter Island shown to make mammals live longer
It's one of the closest stars we've seen, but it's so cool we didn't notice it before
Otavia antiqua could be the earliest human ancestor, predating the previous earliest known animal by tens of millions of years.
A surgeon claims to have found the fabled organ, but skeptics say not so fast
A nearly 6-sigma result says we are now surer than sure that the God particle is real
The sweet building block of life
"There is no clear explanation at this time for the presence of horse DNA."
We've seen 'G-quadruplex structures' before, but a new study shows they are much more prevalent in our genomes than we thought.
In one of the most isolated places on Earth, sealed off for 15 million years, life teems. Some of it may be animal life.
A new study found cognitively impaired former football players aren't much different from non-players with cognitive impairments.
Groundwater in many countries, including the U.S., has naturally high levels of arsenic.
The skeleton represents "perhaps the best-preserved remains of an ancient human uncovered in the past 40 years."
Doctors have long known that taking antioxidant supplements may actually increase the risk for cancer in some people. One new mouse study offers an explanation why.
Scientists believe they have found the receptors that allow sperm and egg cells to hook up and create life.
She maintained clear cognition until near the end of her life.
Plastic, fishing gear and 18th-century steamship coal were among the most common finds.
Aw cute, can we keep 'em?
It's a real head-scratcher.
Pollution shows up at the pub.
Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others
The ancient deposit could be good news for tech companies
Don't let the disease-carrying fleas bite!
Researchers have identified enzymes from bacteria in mud to help develop flavor-based chemicals
Home of the Antikythera Mechanism
No, it's not a silly Atlantis myth
A cave looks like it once held more scrolls, but they're long gone
Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
The annual Ig Nobel awards are a treasure.
A new fossil sheds light on the evolution of feathers and a rare group of dinosaurs
Sorry cryo-immortals, this preservation method is not for you
Tweaking a single gene in female mice has been found to change their sexual preference
The Kepler telescope team announces a trove
Discovery could lead to new pharmaceuticals
Meet the 21st amino acid
Found via implanted microchip, she just wanted to try to make it in the big city
Not so dead now, is it?
Act fast — they're selling quickly
"One for the history books," says Curiosity's chief investigator
The protostar and its protoplanetary disk are still in the process of being born.
Epigenetic molecules that regulate genes may influence homosexuality.
A stunning archaeological find--confirmed by DNA--to light up this winter of our discontent.
A look around one of the darkest neighborhoods on Earth
This is the first study to compare smoking marijuana and pills that contain the psychoactive chemical in the plant.
"Meat-eating," not "man-eating." Still cool though.
Microbes on the ocean bottom ate iron forged in the heart of a dying star
The base is nearly as big as New Mexico!
But the jury's still out, overall, whether paying doctors by their performance works.
More exoplanet discoveries are pending, as Kepler team approaches deadline to publish data
'We're all sort of stumbling around in a fog,' one of the study authors says.
An anti-dopamine drug could block the addictive rush associated with THC.
Biologists found evidence that purple loosestrife underwent evolution after arriving in North America.
Film left in Antarctic for 100 years coudn't be developed, right? Wrong.
Fluorescence is surprisingly common in many different kinds of fish.
Both are better than traditional black roofs, which drive up summertime temperatures and energy use in cities.
What exactly constitutes an Earth doppelganger?