Scientists Decode Secrets of 15-Million-Year-Old Monkey Brain
July 7, 2015

When scientists used 3-D computer imaging to examine the 15-million-year-old skull of an ancient Old World monkey, they discovered some intriguing things. Read More

Ottoman “War Camel” Skeleton Found in Austrian Basement
April 7, 2015

Archaeologists have determined that animal bones found in an Austrian cellar are the remains of a 17th century Ottoman “war camel.” Read More

Scientists Discover Two Giant New Late-Triassic Creatures
March 24, 2015

In the past week, scientists have announced the discovery of a human-sized salamander and a giant “butcher” crocodile, both of which lived some 230 million years ago. Read More

Groundhog Was Once on Punxsutawney’s Menu
February 2, 2015

More than a century ago, Punxsutawney residents relied on groundhogs for more than just weather forecasts. They ate them as well. Read More

Can Scientists Clone a Woolly Mammoth? Should They?
November 19, 2014

Scientists seeking to clone the long-extinct woolly mammoth may have found the best hope yet of achieving their controversial goal. Read More

Ancient DNA Suggests Seals Brought Tuberculosis to New World
August 25, 2014

After analyzing DNA from 1,000-year-old Peruvian skeletons, scientists claim that seals and sea lions were likely the first to bring TB to the ancient Americas. Read More

The Last Days of the Passenger Pigeon, 100 Years Ago
August 20, 2014

It took only a century for the passenger pigeon to go from North America’s most abundant bird species to extinction. Read More

X-rays Provide Glimpse Into Short Lives of Baby Mammoths
July 9, 2014

X-ray scans of two baby mammoth skeletons found in Siberia help reveal in startling detail how the Ice Age animals lived and died. Read More

Scientists Find World’s Oldest Sperm
May 14, 2014

A team of paleontologists has discovered 17 million-year-old sperm inside tiny shrimp fossils encased in bat guano on the walls of a cave in Queensland, Australia. Read More

The Sled Dog Relay That Inspired the Iditarod
March 10, 2014

Look back at the 1925 life-or-death mission that inspired the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Read More