Archaeologists unearth stone tools in China dating back to 2.1 million years old, the oldest ever evidence of hominins outside of Africa. These tools are 1.3 million years older than modern humans.
Who knew the first ever color produced by living things on Earth is a bright shade of pink? Scientists find 1.1-billion-year-old rocks with fossils of the earliest pigments in geological history.
What's going on in Canada and why is raining feces over there? Nobody knows the answer, but there have been multiple incidents of bystanders getting splattered with poop falling from the skies.
Humans are causing Earth's temperature rising dangerously high in present time. Half a billion years ago, it was the evolution of early animals that sparked the planet's first global warming event.
Scientists find that the temperature at the coldest place on Earth can drop even lower to -144 degrees Fahrenheit. This is several degrees lower than the initial record, but can it get even colder?
Researchers come up with a clever solution for climate change: simply reuse the carbon dioxide in the air over and over again. Now, the technology is not only available but also very affordable.
Experts point out that scientists and economists should look into a more accurate assessment of potential economic damage from climate change.
How did humans get to the Americas? There are earlier theories, but the coastal route is looking more likely with a new study detailing exactly how it was possible.
Surviving five near-death experiences in the course of 30 millenia, the Great Barrier Reef is more resilient than you think. However, scientists warn that with current stressors, survival is not guaranteed.
The South Pole is one of the planet's last frontiers, but scientists are uncovering it inch by inch. New research unearths three immense subglacial valleys buried under the ice sheets of Antarctica.
Humans may not be the masters of the planet after all. A comprehensive new study illustrates how little humankind weighs in the planet's total biomass — and yet they cause a disproportionate, massive impact on it.
The White House kills off NASA's Carbon Monitoring System, drawing criticism from scientists. The CMS is crucial in tracking greenhouse gas emmissions and providing accurate data to agencies all around the world.
On your next beach trip, read the fine print on the back of your sunscreen bottle. Oxybenzone and octinoxate are popular ingredients harmful to corals and marine life — and they're on the way to being banned in Hawaii.
California marked a milestone in their goal for zero-net energy. The California Energy Commission voted in favor of requiring the installation of solar panels in all new residences by 2020.
NASA offers a bird's eye view of the volcanic fissures spilling lava and gas on Hawaii's surface and devastating the community. There are currently 14 fissures that cracked the ground open along Kilauea's East Rift Zone.