14 Mar 2017
The discovery of a 400,000-year-old half skull in Portugal has offered tantalising hints about a possible ancestor of the Neanderthals, researchers said on Monday.
The fossil was unearthed from the Aroeira cave site, and marks the oldest...
23 Feb 2017
Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA...
21 Feb 2017
Scientists have discovered four new species of tiny night frogs small enough to sit on a fingernail in a remote part of India, according to a report published on Tuesday.
Indian night frogs split off from other frogs some 70 to 80 million...
16 Feb 2017
The fossils of about 30 different species unearthed in Bear Lake County near the Idaho city of Paris showed a quick and dynamic rebound in a marine ecosystem,contradicting the long-held notion life was slow to recover from the calamity....
17 Jan 2017
A female zebra shark in an Australian aquarium has astounded scientists by producing live offspring asexually, three years after being separated from her long-term mate.
While scientists have previously observed "virgin births"...
06 Jan 2017
In case you've ever wondered what connects your intestine to your abdomen, there's a word -- and now, a single organ -- for that: the mesentery. But don't worry; you haven't grown a new organ. It's always been there,...
03 Jan 2017
Animal testing for the treatment of cancer using gold has been concluded and has shown promising results, said Egyptian researcher and head of the cancer treatment with gold nanoparticles research team, Professor Mostafa al-Sayed....
21 Dec 2016
Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities said Wednesday that archaeologists found compelling evidence for new tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan.
The head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities department at the ministry, Mahmoud Afify, announced...
16 Dec 2016
E-CIGARETTE use is exploding among young people and is now "a major public health concern", the US Surgeon General warned Thursday, sparking disagreement from experts in Britain where the devices are seen more favourably....
01 Dec 2016
Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn't get too excited about the results of animal studies, and he doesn't make house calls.
But when a drug already taken by thousands of people for intestinal conditions appeared to control the monkey version...