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Ancient Rock Art Mapped in Amazing Detail, Revealing 300-Foot Snake

Ancient rock art isn't always easy to reach, but a researcher in Venezuela has solved this challenge with a bit of modern technology: A …

Archaeology

Earth's Mysterious Hum Recorded Underwater for 1st Time

Far from the blaring cacophony of cities, towns and suburbs, there are far quieter soundtracks to be found — the murmurs of wind rustling grasses, …

U.S. Geological Survey

Will artificial intelligence become conscious?

Forget about today’s modest incremental advances in artificial intelligence, such as the increasing abilities of cars to drive themselves. Waiting in …

Copenhagen

Cave of the 'Mayan Underworld' Filled with Methane-Eating Creatures

In the subterranean rivers and flooded caverns of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula — once thought to hold the path to Xibalba, the mythical Mayan …

Texas A&M

The Life of a Baby Tardigrade

It started as a speck of a speck, a bundle of nerves and immature tissues curled up inside an egg, bunched up against its siblings. The small clutch …

Biology

What Happens When You Die?

Few people know what to expect as the end nears. But death, just like life, is a process, scientists say.<p>If a person has a long-term illness, it's …

Wellness

Aconcagua: Highest Mountain in South America

Part of the Andes mountain range, Aconcagua is the second highest of the Seven Summits (the highest peaks on each continent), behind only Mount …

Outdoors

Chromosomes: Definition & Structure

Chromosomes are thread-like molecules that carry hereditary information for everything from height to eye color. They are made of protein and one …

Biology

Starving Polar Bear's Last Hours Captured in Heartbreaking Video

A hard-to-watch video from Canada's Baffin Islands shows an emaciated polar bear in what were likely the last few hours of its life.<p>National …

Climate Change

Man's Unusual Sunburn Lets Him Make A Dent in His Forehead

One time I shaved my head, got severely sunburned, & swelled up just a little bit :-) pic.twitter.com/9FWw3jcdYf<p>— Cade Huckabay (@CadeHuckabay) …

Skin Care

Isaac Newton 'Graffiti' Discovered in Historic English Manor

Towering thinker Sir Isaac Newton carved a now-barely visible doodle of a windmill into a stone wall in his childhood home, according to a news …

Physics

Bizarre Origins of 4th-Century 'Santa Claus Bone' Revealed

A pubic bone claimed to be that of St. Nicholas, whose generosity inspired tales of Santa Claus, has been dated to the fourth century by scientists …

Santa Claus

In Photos: Jaw-Dropping Images Reveal Science Is Amazing

Photo Credit: Antonia Doncila<p>Slide 1 of 31<p>Science speaks<p>Photos are said to be worth "a thousand words." And that's what the Royal Society looks for …

Photos of the Day

'American Murderer' Worm Strips To Evade Your Immune System

There's a murderer loose in Southern soil, and it's taken to stripping to get by.<p>A new study finds that the killer, the parasitic hookworm <i>Necator</i> …

Biology

Watch a Brilliant Fireball Light Up the Sky in This NJ Police Dashcam Video

When Sgt. Michael Virga of went out on patrol in last weekend in Hamilton, New Jersey, he wasn't expecting to see something truly out-of-this world. …

Astronomy

200-Year-Old Journal Reveals Rare American Sunspot Records

A 200-year-old journal found in a small house in Maine gives a rare look at the sun's face ages ago.<p>The aged pages are among a mere handful of early …

Astronomy

OCD Obsessions Often Come with Physical Sensations

People with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) often find that their intrusive thoughts come along with "sensory experiences" — quasi-hallucinations …

Psychiatry

Why One Woman Mysteriously Started Hearing 'Divine' Voices

A 48-year-old woman in Switzerland stabbed herself several times in the chest, claiming she heard divine voices that instructed her to commit the act …

Psychiatry

5,500-Year-Old Wooden Clubs Were Deadly Weapons

How do you solve a Stone Age murder mystery? First, identify the weapon.<p>Archaeologists in the United Kingdom are turning to forensic methods to …

Archaeology

Flu Season Is Already Off to a Bad Start

Flu season is underway in the United States, and a new report shows that flu activity is already higher than typical for this time of year.<p>During the …

Public Health

DNA: Definition, Structure & Discovery

Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA is a molecule that contains the instructions an organism needs to develop, live and reproduce. These instructions are …

DNA

Solar Eclipse Damage to Woman's Eye Revealed in Striking Images

Using a new type of imaging, doctors were able to peer into the eyes of a young woman and see — on the cellular level — the type of damage that …

Astronomy

Love at First Sight? It's Probably Just Lust

We've all seen that movie moment when two strangers meet and feel an instant romantic connection — in fact, "love at first sight" has been a mainstay …

Emotions

80-mph Wind Gusts Could Force L.A. Firefighters to a Standstill

Multiple wildfires have scorched more than 110,000 acres (44,500 hectares) in California's Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. And the …

Weather

Did The Wildfire Rabbit 'Rescuer' Doom A Litter of Babies?

There's a video making the rounds online: A rabbit dashes through a gap in the flames of the huge Thomas fire in California. A man rushes after it …

Santa Barbara County

Survival of the Fishiest? How 'Shape of Water' Creature Could Evolve

A bizarre fish-humanoid creature is subjected to nefarious experiments in film director Guillermo del Toro's new fantasy thriller "The Shape of …

Evolution

Is the World's First Nuclear Fusion Plant Finally on Track?

The world's first nuclear fusion plant has now reached 50 percent completion, the project's director-general announced Wednesday (Dec. 6).<p>When it is …

Energy

DNA has gone digital – what could possibly go wrong?

Biology is becoming increasingly digitized. Researchers like us use computers to analyze DNA, operate lab equipment and store genetic information. …

DNA

Viagra Goes Generic: 5 Interesting Facts About the 'Little Blue Pill'

A generic version of Viagra will be available on Monday (Dec. 11), and it will cost half the price of the "little blue pill."<p>Pfizer, which makes …

Medicine

Mystery Attacks Caused Brain Damage in US Embassy Workers in Cuba

The U.S. embassy workers in Cuba who were initially thought to have been attacked by a "sonic weapon" have sustained damage to the white matter in …

Cuba