It turns out that early human ancestors were just as handy as we are today, using human-like hand postures much earlier than scientists previously thought, a new study shows.
It seems we are a lot closer to the fantastical idea of uploading our minds into computer than most people have ever imagined. Researchers have recently copied the "mind" of a living roundworm and put it into a small robot, taking us a step closer to the amazing (albeit somewhat disturbing) reality of Hollywood's Transcendence.
That famous asteroid that killed all the dinosaurs millions of years ago, despite what prior theory indicates, likely did not lead to global firestorms that supposedly ravaged the Earth, according to a new study.
With growing fear of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) an unavoidable and understandable consequence of 'playing God,' researchers have been in pursuit of new ways to eliminate some of the real threats modified products could pose to the natural world. Now, two separate teams of researchers have designed unique "kill switch" systems that would automatically eliminated escapee experimental GMOs.
If you were to walk into a grocery store and ask anyone in the dairy section which is more nutritious, organic or regular milk, they would likely tell you that organic is the safest bet. After all, that's why we pay more for organic products, right? Well now an independent team of researchers has found that we might actually be comparing apples to apples, where the differences between organic and conventional milks are far from Earth-shattering.
A newly discovered reptile predator species is so ancient that it predates even the dinosaurs, helping to shed light on the ill-understood evolutionary relationship between dinos and reptiles, according to new research.
It's no secret that mosquitoes are the cause of a lot of suffering in the world. Malaria, Dengue fever, chikungunya, and West Nile are just a few names infamously associated with those little bloodsuckers that we all hate. Now researchers are proposing a new way to control their numbers without eliminating the bugs entirely - by attacking egg production.
A mummy mask dating back to ancient Egypt may contain the oldest known gospel - a text from the Gospel of Mark that was written during the first century AD, before the year 90, according to archaeologists.
Researchers from across the globe are on their hands and knees, digging through the dirt in search of something precious. But it's not gold, diamonds, or even oil that they are after - it's the next antibiotic.
Thanks to new X-ray technology, scientists may finally be able to decipher ancient scrolls that nearly 2,000 years ago were buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, unlocking long-standing secrets.
A new bush cricket species has been hidden away for over 100 years just waiting to be discovered, and now that day has finally come, according to a new study.
Experts have long suspected that the advent of agriculture began about 12,000 years ago, but the domestication of the farm animals we know and love today likely took much longer. Now, new research has determined the Irish in particular may have been right on track, boasting a booming and complex dairy industry even 6,000 years ago.
A newly discovered prehistoric fossil found in China is shedding light on parenting in reptiles from the Middle Jurassic, a new study says.
US Farmers that are currently fighting ongoing drought, particularly in California, may have hope yet thanks to one man's ingenious invention.