Nature World News reported just yesterday of a mysterious Egyptian cemetery that holds over a million mummies. But now the Egyptian antiquities ministry has come out refuting these claims, saying the "million mummies" study is false.
"Plant intelligence" is a term that's been thrown around a lot these days, especially by a number of scientists. But plants can't really think - or can they? Plants do indeed show signs of "intelligent" behavior, and even learn from interacting with what is around them.
The Abominable Snowman is something of a world-famous legend, and as most of these high-profile legends go, there are always scientists trying to debunk them. Now, recent DNA analyses of hair from two "yetis" has caused one lab to refute the claims of another concerning the legendary creature's true nature.
Scientists have long wondered how our planet came to be covered 70 percent by ocean, and now a new study has found that Earth may have made its own water from within.
It is thought that about 66 million years ago, a massive impact led to the full extinction of the dinosaurs (potentially with the help of volcanoes and disease), and a significant portion of prehistoric sea life. Now researchers have found evidence that even the great majority of mammals at this time did not escape destruction.
An Egyptian cemetery that archaeologists have been studying for decades apparently holds more than a million mummies, though where exactly all these burials came from remains a mystery, according to new research.
If diamonds truly are a girl's best friend, an unusual formation recently found in Russia may be the friendliest rock in the world. The rock, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, was found to contain a stunning 30,000 tiny diamonds and could provide important clues to Earth's geologic history.
Despite popular belief, humans did not entirely hunt giant lemurs living on Madagascar into extinction thousands of years ago. Ancient DNA has revealed that their small population size is partly to blame, shedding light on what factors put today's modern lemurs at risk, a new study says.
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The US Navy's new underwater drone, designed to sneakily infiltrate enemy territory and acquire information, is the perfect spy given that it looks and swims like your average tuna.
Researchers have recently cracked the code on the modern horse's genomic sequence, unveiling what genes our ancestors were selecting for in these beasts of burden for the last 5,500 years. This work also reveals what kind of genetic variation was lost along the way, leading to the inevitable disappearance of wild horses that we see today.
Fossilized plaque, of all things, may have solved a mystery that has left archaeologists scratching their heads for years. Known for its iconic Moai statues, Easter Island is suspected to have been colonized around the 13th century. However palm trees, one of the only primary crops on the island, are believed to have become extinct not long after colonization. So how did the islanders survive?
A new layer of Earth is growing beneath an Icelandic volcano, shedding light on how the Earth's crust forms, according to a new study.
Scientists have finally named Earth's most abundant mineral, a feat that has taken a half-century to complete, new research shows.
Mars' Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain in our solar system, stretches three times the height of Mount Everest, Earth's tallest mountain. So why can't our mountains grow as tall? New research argues that Earth's glaciers just won't let them.