Researchers say a fossilized femur belongs to an ancient human species that was thought to long be extinct when modern humans came into the picture. This suggests ancient and modern humans could have overlapped.
An extremely rare Chinese giant salamander was recently "stumbled upon" outside a cave in Chongqing, China. This creature represents the largest living amphibian in the world, and possibly the oldest.
Scientists have discovered a new member of the Ceratopsia dinosaur family, but it lacked horns and was the size of a small dog.
As part of the new system to issue warnings for pollution levels, Beijing, China for the first time issued a red alert. Schools have closed.
The largest cloning factory is currently under construction in the city of Tianjjin, China. When finished scientists plan to produce dogs, horses and up to a million beef cattle a year, to ultimately curb commercial demand.
Recently unearthed arthropod fossils were found to contain traces of brain fragments. Contrary to common scientific belief, the finding proves brains can withstand fossilization.
Illegal logging is destroying ecologically important forests around the worl. Much of the timber is being used to produce expensive furniture and flooring.
While bats in Europe are relatively unaffected by white-nose syndrome, the disease has emptied many North American caves of their bat populations. A recent study has found it in Chinese caves too.
Early human teeth found in a cave in southern China suggest that humans migrated to Asia much earlier than previously thought, and long before they made their way to Europe. This changes our knowledge of early human distribution.
A look at what happens to the human body while scaling Mount Everest, 29,029 Feet Above Sea Level.
An international team of researchers recently discovered seven new species of "microsnails" in China. Among the tiny fossils collected is one that has a shell height of only 0.86 mm, making it the world's smallest species of land snails.
Black rice, also known as forbidden rice, was once reserved for the Emperor. Now, it is widely popular for having high antioxidants. A new study sheds light on how the grains got their dark color.
Wild and domesticated horses began evolving differently from one another some 45,000 years ago, but a recent study has revealed their genetics ties and is providing a greater understanding of both past and present populations.
China successfully used conservation methods to preserve giant panda populations, but researchers have pointed out some ways that a broader series of efforts could help other animals.