It seems that all this time, the Earth's tectonic plates have just been warming up, and now they've set the treadmill to a higher setting. That is, according to a new study, which claims that Earth's tectonic plates are moving faster now than at any other point in the last two billion years.
Researchers have found cave art created by Neanderthals in a dolomite stone. The art work dates back to more than 39,000 years and was found in a seaside Gibraltar cave.
More than five decades ago, archeologist Robert Dyson and his team were excavating a massive Iron Age citadel when they stumbled upon a remarkably beautiful solid-gold bowl at what appeared to be the bottom of a refuse shaft. So how did something so valuable wind up there? A recent investigation has led to a promising answer that is complete with a stern warning for wannabe gold thieves.
Climate change and warming waters, according to a new study, threaten Nevada's endangered pupfish.
Life-sized, towering, and even miniature figures sprawled across Horseshoe Canyon's "Great Gallery" have been found to be a lot younger than previously thought, placing them in a pivotal time in human history.
Domesticated rabbits are less afraid of humans than wild rabbits, thanks to few subtle genetic changes.
Flapping baby birds, it turns out, have the innate ability to maneuver in midair, shedding light on the origin of flight, according to a new study.
We all know teenage boys to be particularly prone to getting themselves into risky situations, and researchers behind a new study have attempted to gain insight into the brain mechanisms behind this bad boy behavior.
Thanks to a detailed analysis of ancient DNA, archaeologists have revealed the settlement history of the Arctic's earliest people, a new study describes.
Archaeologists have unearthed the palace of potentially the biggest partier of the Bronze Age, boasting a personal wine cellar significantly larger than any ever seen before.
Incredibility small diamonds laced through an unassuming layer of earth may be a major clue in telling just what happened to some of North America's largest mammals 13,000 years ago.
Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory are conducting an experiment to find whether we live in a 2D universe.
Scientists at the University of California, Irvine, and the Princeton University estimate that existing power plants around the world will spew out more than 300 billion more tons of carbon dioxide over their lifetimes.
For almost 20 years, scientists have puzzled over the 9,000-year-old bones of an early American known as Kennewick Man. Now, a 680-page book with contributions from dozens of authors is shedding light on this controversial skeleton's origins, and providing scientists with a new window into the life of early Americans.