These days the biggest mysteries that people are talking about seem to be bright spots, woolly rhinos, Martian "blobs," and yes, even blue-and-black dresses... or is it gold and white?! However, Last summer, the world was transfixed by massive holes that had mysteriously appeared in Siberia, seemingly overnight. Now, on the advent of even more holes' arrival, experts have come up with a promising theory about their origins.
You definitely heard of the woolly mammoth, but did you know that 10,000 years ago, some particularly hairy rhinoceros were stomping around the Sleeping Lands as well? Researchers recently got their hands on an incredibly well-preserved carcass of a baby woolly rhino - one that had been trapped in ice for thousands upon thousands of years.
It took millions of years of evolution for us to develop complex language and culture, and now scientists have discovered a "big brain" gene that may have been responsible for our unique human intelligence, according to a new study.
Picture Old Faithful, the iconic geyser that erupts on a clockwork-like schedule every 91 minutes in Yellowstone National Park. Researchers have long studied this geyser, as it is an intriguing example of the natural phenomena and provides key clues as to how geysers may work. However, not every geyser is as predictable as this good ol' cone geyser, and until now the various forces behind their impressive displays remained a mystery.
Approximately 8,000 years ago during the Stone Age, ancient Brits imported wheat from Europe long before the development of agriculture, showing that they were more sophisticated in trading than previously thought, according to a new study.
For all you coffee drinkers out there always worried about spilling, you might want to start opting for a latte instead. A new study reveals why lattes, cappuccinos and other foamy drinks are less likely to slosh over the rim compared to a cup of Joe.
There's a lot of fear surrounding GMOs - fear that some experts argue is born of a certain amount of ignorance. After all, even organic foods have been genetically tampered with in their own right. Now, a new survey of common crops has found that a great deal of modern GM foods wouldn't even fall under many GMO regulations currently in place, prompting experts to argue that these should be updated to ensure safety and encourage trust in GM crops alike.
Scientists may have finally solved the mysterious origin of matter in the Universe, something that had puzzled physicists for many years, according to a new study.
An international team of scientists has successfully grown leg muscle in a lab dish, leading the way to possible treatments for a large number of muscle disorders, according to a new study.
Researchers have now determined that hippos were likely some of the first large animals to migrate from Asia to Africa, swimming from one continent to the other roughly 35 million years ago. However, they certainly weren't the semi-aquatic giants they are today. Fossil evidence indicates that ancient hippos were no larger than modern sheep.
About 13 million years ago in what is now northeastern Peru, ancient shell-crunching crocodiles ruled the Amazon, according to new research.
Let's be honest, a LOT of things can supposedly give you cancer, especially considering that cancer is nothing more than mutated cells forgetting where they are supposed to be. Radiation, toxins, and even inflammation can all screw with the natural order of things. Now, researchers are adding a new item to the ever-growing list of carcinogens: amber food coloring.
Insect predators such as dragonflies and other aquatic bugs may help protect us from infectious diseases, according to a new study.
Experts are well aware that many of our oceans are running out of oxygen. Sometimes it's a consequence of pollution. Other times we can blame climate change, both man- and nature-driven. However, what is certain is that it's not good for us or the fish and crustaceans that many industries have learned to rely on. Now researchers believe they have found a way to put the oxygen back where it is needed.
Since the days of the Mayans, Incas and Aztecs we've come a long way. At least, that's what we used to think. But new research has shown that ancient and modern cities are more alike than we previously thought, and work in much the same way.