What are Fossils?
Fossils are typically bones or teeth that have been preserved for many years in various forms of sediment. When silicaRead more.
New extremely distant Solar System object found during hunt for Planet X
Carnegie’s Scott Sheppard and his colleagues—Northern Arizona University’s Chad Trujillo, and the University of Hawaii’s David Tholen—are once again redefining our SolarRead more.
When Did Human Feet Become “Made for Walking”?
How and when did early humans start walking upright? For clues, researchers have been looking at feet—and, more specifically, atRead more.
Mountains in Motion !
The Alps are on the go: The mountain range drifts northwards an average of one-half millimeter every year and risesRead more.
Geologists uncover new clues about largest Mass Extinction ever
A new study could help explain the driving force behind the largest mass extinction in the history of earth, knownRead more.
A timescale for the origin and evolution of all of life on Earth
A new study led by scientists from the University of Bristol has used a combination of genomic and fossil dataRead more.
Old Species Learn New Tricks Very Slowly
A quick look at the fossil record shows that no species lasts forever. On average, most species exist for aroundRead more.
Oldest-ever Igneous Meteorite Contains Clues to Planet Building Blocks
Scientists believe the solar system was formed some 4.6 billion years ago when a cloud of gas and dust collapsedRead more.
A dozen new moons of Jupiter discovered, including one “oddball”
Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter have been found—11 “normal” outer moons, and one that they’re calling an “oddball.” This bringsRead more.
CLIMATE CHANGE IS MAKING NIGHT-SHINING CLOUDS MORE VISIBLE
Increased water vapor in Earth’s atmosphere due to human activities is making shimmering high-altitude clouds more visible, a new studyRead more.