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.
CERN just discovered two new particles that scientists thought were the stuff of myth. But in a new breakthrough study, they can now prove that their predictions were correct.
In a shocking new study, Neanderthal noses revealed that our ancient relatives were in fact not a sub-species of modern humans, distinctly separate in their own right.
Tags that help researchers track the survival of fish may actually be making these animals more vulnerable to marine predators with hypersensitive hearing, such as seals. That would then make these tags little more than tiny "dinner bells," and could seriously skew survival data.
The secret behind the dinosaur disappearances that occurred millions of years ago, supposedly from some giant meteor smash, may in fact lie right in your own neighborhood, near a New Jersey strip mall.
Scientists are attempting to bring a 40,000-year-old woolly mammoth back to life, so to speak, by cloning one of these massive, long-extinct beasts discovered recently in Siberia.
Walnut trees and other related species suffering from a deadly fungal disease may not have hope of combating its lethal effects after all, as new research shows that the fungus is difficult to control due to its genetic diversity.