His name is "Ata" - short for Atacama - and no, he's not an alien, report researchers from Stanford University in the film “Sirius.” Rather, the six-inch partially-mummified specimen was male and appears to have survived for as many as six to eight years after birth, despite his small size.
Australia was first populated by about 1,000 to 3,000 people, a new study found. The population of the entire continent decreased during the Ice Age and reached a stable population of about 1.2 million people only a few centuries back, reports AFP.
Modern Europe's genetic history is a story still shroud in mystery, scientists warn after revealing new analysis of ancient DNA.
Microraptor, a small flying dinosaur, had the ability to catch fish, according to a new study. Previously, it was believed that Microraptor preyed mostly on other birds and some animals.
Russia launched a spacecraft of critters and microflora into space on Friday in an effort to better understand the effects of sustained space travel on living organisms.
Florida's grasshopper sparrow will likely go extinct in the next three to five years if left to its own devices, scientists warn. For this reason the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that it is launching a captive breeding program for the bird.
Scientists have now found a way to convert cellulose to starch, a process that can be used to obtain food from all kinds of plants and not just food crops.
A lab "grown" kidney has been successfully transplanted into a rat and began producing urine, an early research step that may one day lead to replacement organs for humans and will turn organ donations obsolete.
Using fossil records and the most advanced technology, scientists have reconstructed the anatomy of an ancient offshoot of the human family tree: Australopithecus sediba.
A 39-year-old man is recovering in China after intensive surgery to remove a live eel that chewed its way through his digestive tract after he inserted the creature into his anus. The man checked into to a hospital in China's southeastern Guangdong province after reportedly getting the 20-inch eel stuck inside him following his attempts to recreate something he watched in a porno film.
The presence of a dual anal fin on this ancient fish may shed light on how many creatures today, including humans, are formed.
An unlikely alliance between cell biologists and astrophysicists have developed a technique that can generate bone tissue from stem cells.
A new cancer treatment has successfully put cancer into remission in laboratory mice with none of the side effects that traditional chemotherapy or radiation therapy.