A canoe that had been lost for the last 600 years has recently been found in New Zealand, and is revealing an interesting story about ancient Polynesian seafarers, according to new research.
MIT recently introduced the world to a tiny robot designed to carry out a big responsibility: securing our international ports. Taking ultrasounds of hulls and water tanks, enthusiasts are suggesting that this little automaton can not only identify where smugglers would stash their contraband, but could potentially identify the presence of invasive hitchhikers as well.
About 210 million years ago, the supercontinent of Pangea was just starting to break up. At the time, dog-sized dinosaurs hid from the predators at the top of the food chain: reptiles called phytosaurs and rauisuchids. Now, with the discovery of an ancient tooth, scientists have found that these predators may have interacted with each other far more often than previously thought.
It has long been known that people get a special kind of rush when they are listening to their favorite tunes, earning strong and positive emotional responses. However, researchers have now found strong evidence that preferred music actually boosts brain function.
A hormone that governs sleep and jet lag in humans may also drive the mass migration of plankton in the ocean, according to a new study.
Bees in Australia are now adding "doctor" to their job description, as they are being used to prevent disease in cherry blossoms.
Stone age artifacts discovered at a site in Armenia have shown how innovative humans were in terms of technology 325,000 years ago, according to a new study.
Researchers investigating robotic locomotion recently took a tiny mechanical swimmer to the sea for the first time, testing how well it can swim in real churning waters. The robot, inspired by the "sculling" motion of octopus, boasts eight legs and can even slowly crawl along the ocean floor.
New research has found that dinosaurs, massive prehistoric meat-eaters, rapidly gave rise to the thousands of bird species that we see today.
A team of scientists recently decided to "go, like Star Trek, where no one has gone before," to uncover new truths about violent bedrock river flow. And their discoveries have not disappointed. According to a new study, rivers flow in a much more complex pattern than you could ever imagine.
A "salmon cannon," while it sounds dangerous, is actually a harmless way to transport fish upstream - an unusual idea currently being launched in Washington, and used to move hundreds of salmon just this past Tuesday.
Experts recently stumbled upon a fossil of what may be the oldest multicellular organism ever seen. A recent study of the fossil has revealed that it is about 60 million years older than when it was believed the first multicellular organisms started to crawl out of the Earth's primordial sludge, implying that the textbooks are due for a pretty serious rewrite.
A newly discovered armored fossil from New Mexico has just been confirmed as a new species in the ankylosaurid dinosaur family. Researchers from Alberta now suspect that the armored giant is not only related to its cousins up north, but perhaps even made Alberta its stomping grounds as well.
Animal species have come and gone over the years, but a new study has discovered how fossils can be used to restore lost biodiversity.
Experts have recently decided to revisit the question "what is a planet?" citing the fact that it remains unclear if many of the hundreds of exo-planets observed in far-off solar systems are actually true planets, or just various "planetoids" or dwarf planets like Pluto was first demoted to back in 2006.