Domesticated rabbits are less afraid of humans than wild rabbits, thanks to few subtle genetic changes.
Flapping baby birds, it turns out, have the innate ability to maneuver in midair, shedding light on the origin of flight, according to a new study.
We all know teenage boys to be particularly prone to getting themselves into risky situations, and researchers behind a new study have attempted to gain insight into the brain mechanisms behind this bad boy behavior.
Thanks to a detailed analysis of ancient DNA, archaeologists have revealed the settlement history of the Arctic's earliest people, a new study describes.
Archaeologists have unearthed the palace of potentially the biggest partier of the Bronze Age, boasting a personal wine cellar significantly larger than any ever seen before.
Incredibility small diamonds laced through an unassuming layer of earth may be a major clue in telling just what happened to some of North America's largest mammals 13,000 years ago.
Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory are conducting an experiment to find whether we live in a 2D universe.
Scientists at the University of California, Irvine, and the Princeton University estimate that existing power plants around the world will spew out more than 300 billion more tons of carbon dioxide over their lifetimes.
For almost 20 years, scientists have puzzled over the 9,000-year-old bones of an early American known as Kennewick Man. Now, a 680-page book with contributions from dozens of authors is shedding light on this controversial skeleton's origins, and providing scientists with a new window into the life of early Americans.
The Taung Child, a hominin discovered in South Africa 90 years ago, may not be as human-like as scientists previously thought after CT scans of its brain cast doubt on its similarity to modern humans, according to a new study.
Ancient paintings in the Grand Canyon in Utah are younger than expected, a new study suggests.
The 3 million-year-old fossil skull Australopithecus africanus doesn't belong to ancient humans, a new study suggests. The researchers say that the skull lacks a key feature possessed by modern humans.
Leave an ice-cream sandwich out in the sun for a few hours, come back, and it looks pretty unmelted. What's going on here? Nature World News looks at the good and bad of ice-cream stabilizers and why they're there. We also check out a wild new alternative.
A rare, intact mammoth skeleton was discovered in Texas, providing a "huge contribution to science," according to paleontologists.