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Could intelligent life have existed on Earth millions of years before humans?

Reptilian menaces called Silurians evolved on Earth before humankind — at least in the “Doctor Who” rendition of the universe. But, science fiction aside, how would we know if some advanced civilization existed on our home planet millions of years before brainy humans showed up?<p>This is a serious …

Natural Gas

A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the …

Climate Change

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing – So What's in the Future for Men?

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it …

Genetics

USGS Shares Archival Photo of Rare Domed Lava Fountain

On May 24, 1969, Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano started to erupt—and continued erupting for an incredible 1,774 days. In the first year alone, fountains of …

Archives

Why the Extinction of America's Only Native Parrot Matters

The Carolina Parakeet tells a bigger story.<p>It was winter in upstate New York in 1780 in a rural town called Schoharie, home to the deeply religious …

Birds

Scientists studied the long-standing 'five-second rule,' and the findings might surprise you

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds? This urban food myth contends that if food spends just a few seconds on the floor, dirt and germs won't have much of a chance to contaminate it. Research in my lab has focused on how food and food …

E.coli

What melting sea ice means for life in the Arctic

Light is flooding into the Arctic. There will be winners and losers.<p>That’s what brought an international group of scientists to the Barents Sea to investigate how plant and animal life will adapt to the new normal.<p>Two key factors that govern the Arctic ecosystem are rapidly changing: ice and light. …

Global Warming

California’s snow drought is a recipe for danger

Scant snowfall is fueling drought, floods, wildfires and mudslides.<p>California is likely facing another year of water woes. The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which supplies up to a third of California’s water, is exceptionally meager this year. Experts found around half as much snow on the mountains as …

Weather

Without Our Eyebrows, Humans Could Have Died Out Just Like Neanderthals

Thank you, evolution!<p>We all have them, but what are eyebrows actually for? While eyebrows help to prevent debris, sweat, and water from falling into …

Anthropology

A THIRD of millennials think the Earth is flat, shocking survey reveals

It’s a claim that enrages most scientists, but it seems that a third of millennials still think that the Earth is flat.<p>A survey by YouGov asked 8,215 …

Flat Earth

There's a Detectable Human-Made Barrier Surrounding Earth

We are changing space itself.<p>In 2017, NASA space probes detected a massive, human-made 'barrier' surrounding Earth.<p>And tests have confirmed that it's …

Universe

5 Plants and Animals Utterly Confused by Climate Change

Every year, as the seasons change, a complex ballet unfolds around the world. Trees in the Northern Hemisphere leaf out in the spring as frost recedes. Caterpillars hatch to gorge on leaves. Bees and butterflies emerge to pollinate flowers. Birds leave the Southern Hemisphere and fly thousands of …

Climate Change

Bees on Mars: Nasa funds swarm of robotic insects for exploring Red Planet

A swarm of robotic bees, nimble enough to fly across the surface of Mars and explore the Red Planet’s nooks and crannies, is being funded by Nasa.<p>The cyber-insects, dubbed Marsbees, are the size of bumblebees but have giant wings to generate sufficient lift to hover in the Martian atmosphere, which …

Black Mirror

This Animal Grows a Temporary 'Mohawk' to Impress Females

Male great crested newts go to extreme lengths during mating season.<p>Most of us spiff ourselves up when we're looking for love.<p>But some males in the animal kingdom go a lot farther than a bit of extra grooming, drastically changing their physical appearance to catch the attention of females. Male …

Nature

We asked astronauts if they think aliens exist. Here's what they said

Jeff Hoffman has floated in the vacuum of space. He’s looked down at our planet from above, seen the whorls of clouds, the vast oceans, and the …

Magnetism

Scientists have some pretty outlandish ideas for cooling the planet down

Desperate times inspire desperate measures.<p>Climate change is a big, ugly, unwieldy problem, and it’s getting worse by the day. Emissions are rising. Ice is melting, and virtually no one is taking the carbon crisis as seriously as the issue demands. Countries need to radically overhaul their energy …

Climate Change

First-Ever Footage of Anglerfish Mating Is as Horrifying as You'd Imagine

Deep sea anglerfish look like some kind of tragic holdover from the Precambrian Era, with their large head, dead eyes, fang-like teeth, and glowing …

Zoology

The thought experiment: What would living on Mars do to my body?

Moving to a planet with reduced gravity and cosmic radiation will present some challenges. And did we mention that the very ground beneath your feet …

You're probably drinking microplastics with your bottled water

You already know how bad plastic bottles are for the planet. We go through a million of them per minute and are generally terrible at recycling. As a …

There's A New Type Of Northern Lights And It's Called 'Steve'

Amateur Canadian scientists named the luminous light.<p>CALGARY — Amateur scientists in Canada have helped researchers discover a new type of northern …

Yale neuroscientists debunked the idea that anyone is “normal”

Don’t you wish everyone would just act more normal, like you? I know I do.<p>But normal is a relative state that depends on time, place, and circumstance. There’s no one right way to be a human, and that applies to mental as well as physical states. That’s why neuroscientists are advocating for more …

Psychology

Study on Arctic warmth and winter weather across US draws heated debate

Those severe winter storms that have been plaguing the East Coast might be linked to a rapidly warming Arctic, according to a new study on Arctic …

Global warming puts nearly half of species in key places at risk: report

<b>(CNN) —</b> About half of all plants and animals in 35 of the world's most biodiverse places are at risk of extinction due to climate change, a new report claims.<p>"Hotter days, longer periods of drought, and more intense storms are becoming the new normal, and species around the world are already …

Climate Change

Rep. Lamar Smith: Climate change and the scientific method - we should welcome new research, not resist it

Climate alarmism has become the chant of the media and liberals who favor more government regulations. As Chairman of the House Science Committee, I have challenged the alarmist rhetoric and pursued the facts about climate change.<p>The Committee follows the scientific method, which welcomes …

Abrupt shift in the observed runoff from the southwestern Greenland ice sheet

• E. M. Enderlin,<br>• I. M. Howat,<br>• S. Jeong,<br>• M.-J. Noh,<br>• J. H. van Angelen,<br>• M. R. van den Broeke<p>, An improved mass budget for the Greenland ice sheet.Geophys. …

If the Earth is spinning, why can’t I feel it?

Asking for a friend...<p>Congratulations: you’re currently spinning at about 1,000 miles an hour without even trying! That’s how fast the Earth has to turn to make a complete rotation every day. So why can’t you feel it? Your stomach goes all topsy-turvy when you spin around on a merry-go-round, and …

Emotional 'Hareport' Rescue Reveals Extent of Europe's Relentless Winter

Dublin Airport officials staged a heroic rescue.<p>The climate change-induced frigid weather currently affecting Europe has slammed Ireland particularly …

Dublin

'Mega-colonies' of 1.5 million penguins discovered in Antarctica

The discovery shows the remote area is a vital refuge for wildlife from climate change and overfishing and should be protected by a new reserve, say scientists<p>Huge “mega-colonies” of penguins have been discovered near the Antarctic peninsula, hosting more than 1.5 million birds. Researchers say it …

Global Warming

Saturn’s tiny moon ‘has far bigger oil and gas reserves than Earth’

A tiny moon orbiting Saturn contains oil and gas reserves many times bigger than all known reserves on Earth, a NASA probe has shown.<p>The Cassini …

Falcon Heavy May Have Drastically Increased The Number Of Asteroids We Can Mine

Asteroid mining is about more than just heading up into space and bringing back a rock full of platinum - you actually need to land something on just …

Space Exploration