Magma from Indonesia's mega eruption, which occurred 74,000 years ago, built up over millions of years thanks to the formation of magma pancakes within the Earth's crust, new research shows.
The rise of the animals millions of years ago didn't happen sooner due to an oxygen deficiency, according to a new study, letting the air out of one of Earth's nagging mysteries.
It's Oct. 31, and Halloween fanatics everywhere are probably engrossing themselves in a marathon of scary movies, filled with monsters like the Wolfman, zombies and Count Dracula, among others. But one scientist has recently debunked the myth of these movie monsters with science, saying that they actually originated from a poor understanding of certain diseases.
How would you like your worst fear physically removed from your brain, never to bother you again? That's exactly what seems to have happened to one man who had an irrational fear of spiders. Interestingly, the phobia was eliminated on accident - a happy consequence of a very serious procedure.
No, we're not talking about alcohol-free beer. Australian researchers claim they have crafted a beer that does not dehydrate its drinker, eliminating the risk of a hangover while still maintaining flavor.
The ocean, a massive expanse of water that today covers 70 percent of the planet, flooded ancient Earth earlier than thought, scientists reported Thursday - just 14 million years after the start of the solar system.
Long before the ancient bird species Archaeopteryx first lifted off the ground, dinosaurs were donned in a colorful cloak of feathers - but why? The latest study shows that as the feathery display became more and more colorful over time, it in turn was more attractive to other members of the same species, bolstering communication, mating and breeding.
Here's something you likely haven't thought about. Plants, just like you or I, have skin - just with a slightly different appearance and texture. So why is it that these organisms, which survive off getting as much sunlight as possible, don't ever get sunburn? A team of researchers now believe they have the answer, discovering a naturally produced "sunscreen" that coats leaves and shoots.
A team of experts believe they have found strong evidence indicating where intrepid aviator Amelia Earhart spent her final days after getting lost in the vast Pacific Ocean.
Even while living amongst predators, and battling disease, starvation and environmental stressors, wild mouse lemurs manage to survive, and new research helps reveal their secrets of aging.
It's alive! Resurrecting a pair of viruses from 700-year-old caribou feces may not sound like the best idea in the world, but that's exactly what a team of scientists did, according to a new study.
Everyone tends to get a strange idea in their head from time to time, wondering about the oddest of things. That's likely what happened when a pair of researchers from Simon Fraser University (SFU) found themselves wondering how long it takes for a human body to decompose in the ocean. However, these wonderers had the means to find out, so they did.
Prehistoric art, from cave paintings and canyon petroglyphs to major architectural structures like Stonehenge, may have been inspired by the "supernatural," a new study says.
Environmental scientists for the most part agree that the human population is growing at an unsustainable rate, to the point that even fertility restrictions and a worldwide pandemic couldn't solve the problem, according to new research.