Impacts by asteroids and meteorites reportedly create a class of unique, albeit deformed diamonds, shedding light on ancient collisions, including those linked to mass extinction events.
Bee populations are disappearing. Everything from pathogens, pesticides and even diet have been blamed, but now researchers are pointing the finger at flowers, saying that these pollinators are in decline along with their favorite flowers.
If you happen to own a dog, the floor around his dog dish might be a slippery mess. And it's not because your dog is clumsy (although he might be), it's because he's just a sloppy drinker. Cats, on the other hand, don't have this problem despite the fact that they basically drink in the same manner. So why is this? A team of physicists say they have the answer.
A 1,700-year-old cemetery was discovered recently along part of China's Silk Road, a series of ancient trade routes that once connected China to the Roman Empire, a new study describes.
A newly constructed and detailed turtle "tree of life" shows how these reptiles are related to one another, to other reptiles, and even to dinosaurs, according to a new study.
Thanks to a laser system called LiDAR, scientists were able to locate an ancient Roman goldmine in Spain, according to a new study, shedding light on mining in the region during one of the greatest empires in human history.
The Sun's magnetic field is reportedly increasing the number of UK lightning strikes, possibly providing scientists with a new type of early warning system.
Researchers learning more about deep-Earth carbon, the stuff that makes precious diamonds, are finding that it can offer clues to the origins of life, according to a new study.
The phenomenon of seed dormancy - when seeds wait for the right conditions to germinate for months, if not years at a time - has always fascinated experts. Now, researchers have discovered that seeds lay dormant even 360 million years ago, adding a bit more mystique to the already mysterious property.
Early Tibetans might have to thank barley, a frost-resistant crop, for allowing them to survive at extreme heights, according to a new study.
A "Fountain of Youth" has seemingly been found in certain Antarctic mountains, evidenced by its ageless saw-toothed and towering crags, according to a new study.
A previously unknown genus referred to as "dawn whale" was just recently discovered after paleontologists from the University of Otago rewrote the history of New Zealand's ancient whales.
With all the excitement of Rosetta and the Philae lander going on, we've nearly forgotten about our favorite Mars-roaming robot, the Curiosity Rover. Now Curiosity is calling in to let NASA techs know that it has taken a stroll around a mountain twice and now it's bored.
Researchers recently discovered evidence of one of Earth's largest landslides in Utah, and though a rare event, it can help shed light on what could happen in the future as a result of modern volcanic fields.