Genographic Someone butchered a rhinoceros in the Philippines hundreds of thousands of years before modern humans arrived—but who? Stone tools found in the Philippines predate the arrival of modern humans
Plants use their roots to “listen in” on their neighbours, according to research that adds to evidence that plants have their own unique forms of communication. The study found that plants in a crowded
Twins often have an inseparable bond, but Muhl and her fraternal twin are actually the same person. In a rare genetic event, Muhl fused together with her fraternal twin in the womb. So Muhl has two sets
Weird & Wild Instead of branching into new species, raven groups experienced something called "speciation reversal." A new study shows that the common raven is anything but commonplace in its evolution.
Huge crowdsourced genealogy databases are inspiring new genetics research. Yaniv Erlich has been a white-hat hacker and a geneticist at Columbia University, and now he works for a genealogy company. This
By Jason Samenow Jason Samenow Editor and writer covering weather and climate Email Bio Follow The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 20, and it’s normally close to the coldest time of year,
Seventy percent of the world's king penguin population could face threats to its habitat by the end of this century, according to a new scientific model. The researchers say the problem is that the animals'
The natural world is a stunning place. Every year, the best landscape photography shows off Earth's beauty. The following photos are some of the winners from the 2017 International Landscape Photographer
Some of these disorders do not have names and in many cases we do not know the causes. Professor Mark Caulfield Jillian Hastings Ward gave birth to her second child, Sam, almost four years ago. For the
Do cellphones cause cancer? Despite years of research, there is still no clear answer. But two government studies released on Friday, one in rats and one in mice, suggest that if there is any risk, it
By Chris Mooney Chris Mooney Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment. Email Bio Follow Climate scientists on Wednesday suggested that they may be able to rule out some of the most
Over the span of three weeks in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope suddenly died in central Kazakhstan. Scientists knew that bacteria called Pasteurella multocida type B caused the mass death. Now,
(CNN) — In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population,
The level of carbon now in the atmosphere hasn’t been seen in 12 million years, a Harvard scientist said in Chicago Thursday, and this pollution is rapidly pushing the climate back to its state in the