By unlocking the secrets of a bizarre virus that can survive in near boiling acid, scientists at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine hope they can use its indestructible ways to successfully use genetic therapy to treat human diseases.
It's not exactly a novel idea that birds evolved from dinosaurs. A wealth of evidence saying as much was published last year alone. With this in mind, scientists have recently managed to successfully "reverse evolve" the perching toe of chicken embryos, shedding light on the gait of dinosaurs so long ago.
Stone tools recently discovered in the desert badlands of northwestern Kenya are the oldest yet discovered, dating back 3.3 million years, and now they are challenging our long-held notion of early human history.
Our modern, more sedentary lifestyles have not only made humans heavier, but also noticeably lighter than our hunter-gatherer ancestors - at least in the bones.
Ocean microbes may play an important role beneath the surface, but now new research shows that they are linked to processes in the atmosphere as well, and may even directly impact climate change.
Believe it or not, it's been nine whole years since North America was struck by what meteorological experts consider a "major" hurricane. Experts at NASA determined that such a long dry-spell is likely to occur only once every 177 years. So what has caused it? It could just be luck.
Scientists have managed to successfully 'reverse evolve' the beaks of chicken embryos. The result very closely resembles the maws of long-gone dinosaurs, bolstering theories about the evolution of flight and - most stunningly - the potential to recreate prehistoric ancestors.
The great Chicxulub impact is known for supposedly killing all of the dinosaurs on Earth, but new research suggests that this famous asteroid also wiped out unseen mollusks, making scientists question the role played by ocean acidification.
What is referred to as "breaking wave" cloud patterns in our atmosphere reportedly disturb Earth's magnetic field (or magnetosphere) surprisingly often - more often than scientists previously thought, according to new research.
Your standard shopping-bag toting, latest-trend adhering, newest gadget-owning friend may not be as happy as they let on. New research out from Baylor University shows that the more materialistic a person is, the more likely they are to be depressed and unsatisfied with life.
Oxytocin, also known as the "love hormone," has been associated with a heightened willingness to lie for the benefit of one's group, according to a recent study.
You're not losing your mind. Cereal box characters really are trying to make eye contact with you, and researchers wanted to know why. Cereal companies are now calling the resulting conclusions "absurd."
A unique monkeyflower species is shedding light on plant evolution, according to a new study.
Scientists are already worried about the rapidly growing human population, which is approaching unsustainable levels and threatening global food security. And now, new research shows that soil losses may exacerbate this problem and result in possible ramifications for human security.