Scientists used radiocarbon dating and DNA to find out more about the matrilineal dynasty that ruled for 300 years in New Mexico.
Fossilized peach pits unearthed in China suggest the deliciously juicy fruits were around long before humans began domesticating them.
An astronomy team recently looked at a "tidal disruption" that involved a black hole ripping up a star. They measured the spectrum of X-rays that resulted from this large space event.
New models suggest that New York City is at a higher risk of hurricane-related flooding, say researchers Pennsylvania State University who compared records of storm surge levels from before and after climate change.
Hungry, corn-loving caterpillars trick corn plants into thinking they are being attacked by a pathogen which buys them time to eat more and grow larger faster.