NASA’s upcoming TESS mission will search for planets beyond the solar system to discover a new Earth.
When tracing evolutionary history of gourd seeds, researchers found that the disappearance of large animals directly correlated to changes in distribution of the wild plants.
The first-known European Christian church to have been built in the tropics was recently unearthed on one of the Cape Verde islands by archaeologists from the University of Cambridge. The island lies off the coast of West Africa and was once the heart of the Atlantic slave trade.
Human fossils discovered in a Brazilian cave and dating to 9,000 years ago reveal the earliest known record of human decapitation rituals.
A new lizard species with teeth fused to the top of its jaws has been found in fossilized remains in southern Brazil. It seems that a different path of evolution was taken by these reptiles than previously thought.
It has long been suggested that our impact on the planet is so substantial that it grants its own new geological epoch - known as the Anthropocene. While the beginning of this new era has been heatedly debated, one group of scientists believes it has finally pinpointed the exact date of when humans began to dominate the Earth.