A newly discovered fossil from Greenland may represent the oldest known evidence of life on earth and could guide the search for life on moons or others planets in our solar system.
By Nsikan Akpan
The inheritance of Zika virus may guarantee its long-term survival in mosquito (and human) populations.
By Courtney Norris
The "Lucy" skeleton has reshaped our understanding of human evolution, but no one has ever been able to explain how she died -- until now.
By PBS NewsHour
Scientists have discovered a potentially habitable new world, a mere four light years away from Earth. They call the planet “Proxima B,” and it may feature characteristics that are just right for human life. Nonetheless, it has some major differences…
A new species of dolphin has spent the last 65 years hiding at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
Nature features breathtaking patterns. Now, physicists based in China have found a way to recreate these natural motifs in 3-D -- using just a little electricity.
Hawaii’s Kilauea has been erupting for over 30 years, making it the longest-flowing volcano on earth. Because of this remarkable activity, it is also currently the most researched. Geologist Mike Garcia has studied Kilauea for decades and believes that analyzing…
By Nsikan Akpan, Matt Ehrichs
Rescue dogs are super-smellers, and the motley crew of scientists is figuring out why.
By Lisa Marie Potter and Joshua Cassidy, KQED
Only bees that buzz in just the right way can release tiny grains of pollen from a flower.
By Nsikan Akpan
An Oxford study uses pairs of swinging objects to determine that ducklings have abstract thoughts.
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