The stegosaurs might have seemed like a passive, lumbering plant eater, but new research shows that it doled out lethal strikes when necessary.
Behind the beautiful and iconic golden death mask he was buried in, ancient Egypt's "boy king" Tutankhamun was an ugly and ailing human being, according to new 3-D modeling based on his remains.
A giant sinkhole discovered in Hawaii, piled high with marine debris, provides evidence of the largest tsunami ever to hit the islands, and reveals the risk of another monster tsunami in the future, new research shows.
In a study that brings back flashes of "Jurassic Park," researchers are studying pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons. But rather than re-creating dinosaurs, lead author Ryan McKellar is using the tiny pieces of fossilized tree resin to reveal more about dinosaur ecology, new research describes.
Fish just want to have fun, according to a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study that finds even fish "play."
Rats have long been used as the ideal test subjects of behavioral and neurological study. Mice, on the other hand, are used in things like viral, drug, and even cosmetic testing, as they have been seen as too simple-minded for more complex work. Now, new research has turned this assumption on its head, finding that the rodents are of equal intelligence.
When you think of Roman gladiators, you might picture burly, muscular men chowing down on slabs of meat and guzzling down flagons of wine, but these prized fighters were actually vegetarians, according to a new study.
The Midwest's biggest geological feature, a mysterious Midcontinent Rift some billion years old, is actually a geological hybrid, according to new research.
Some of the world's most bizarre fossils - alien-like figure-eight water creatures - have surprisingly just been identified as distant relatives of humans, according to a new study.
Australia, despite being a massive island and continent of its own, has only one active volcanic region, and this spot has seen about 400 volcanic events in the last four million years. Now researchers have discovered the unique process that allows these eruptions to occur in a portion of the globe that is nearly devoid of volcanic activity.
An ancient mountain range, part of the supercontinent Gondwana, once fed early life flourishing in today's west Africa and northeast Brazil, according to a new study.
Tired of answering drawn-out questionnaires to find out more about yourself? Well, a new study has found that the most accurate way to learn more about a person, at least when it comes to their narcissism, is just to ask them.
Don't be surprised if at some point in your lifetime the Earth's magnetic field flips on its head, and all that was once north is now pointing due south, a new study says.
Today is National Fossil Day, acknowledging the great importance of these ancient remains. These days, researchers use fossils to trace the evolution of life's ancestors, looking to birds in particular in an effort to better understand how evolution shapes our world.