New dinosaur Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus wanders the lake-dotted lowlands of Jurassic Siberia in this artist’s rendering.
The Andromeda Galaxy turns out not to be unusual in the fact that its dwarf galaxies orbit within an orderly circular plain.
You guys smell that? Credit: john michael evan potter / Shutterstock Next time you’re deciding whether to throw out some questionable produce, you might want to turn to an elephant.
A top cut of sirloin at your local grocery store will cost you about $7. But behind the price tag is a hidden cost: its beefy environmental impact.
Many of us can think back on beachside memories of playing architect and trying to build the perfect sand castle only to watch that sand fall to the shore, knocked down by wind and water.
(Credit: NASA) This year is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the first time humans walked on the moon.
It’s no secret that plants will grow toward the sun to maximize the amount of energy they can absorb.
Humans are some of the most social creatures on this planet, but step into an elevator, train or public bus and something strange happens: we fall silent, stare at the wall and ignore the strangers surrounding us.
Being a vegetarian is no easy task: The difficulty of maintaining a balanced diet is enough to drive an herbivore back to the land of hamburgers and chicken wings.
If anyone has ever said you and your best friend are like “two peas in a pod,” they were definitely on to something.
An artist’s depiction of a gomphothere. Credit: Charles R. Knight The site is called the “end of the world,” but for archaeologists, it’s just the beginning of a new chapter in understanding the origin and activities of the earliest Americans.
The Mall of the World as seen at night in a simulation. (Credit: YouTube, Dubai Holding) Imagine a city where the temperature is always perfect and you never have to worry about a rainy day ruining your day’s plans.
There’s nothing like taking the scenic route while vacationing in a new city, but the always-efficient GPS programs we navigate with simply plot the shortest route to reach a destination.
Ever stumble off an all-night flight and wonder whether you should be eating breakfast or dinner? Your biological clock may be highly adaptable, but when it’s thrown off-balance, nothing else feels quite right.
Artist’s rendering of an exoplanet seen from its moon. Courtesy IAU/L. Calçada Everyone knows it’s not always cool to follow the rules, and even less cool making sure everyone else does.
When it comes to wild ape communication, it’s not just monkey see, monkey do — it’s also monkey smell, monkey do.
Pelagornis sandersi has replaced Argentavis as the largest flying bird known. Courtesy Liz Bradford With a wingspan double that of today’s largest flyers, Pelagornis sandersi was truly the Big Bird of its day.
Astronomers have discovered for the first time an exoplanet orbiting one star in a binary system, as shown in this artist’s rendering.
The new specimen of Archaeopteryx under ultraviolet light. Photo courtesy of Helmut Tischlinger. We all know the early bird gets the worm, but apparently it also gets a fabulous set of feathered “trousers.” Extensive feather preservation on a new specimen of Archaeopteryx, the earliest known bird, is giving researchers an unprecedented look at how both feathers and flight may have evolved among theropod dinosaurs, the ancestors of modern birds.
Sites like Pueblo Bonito in northern New Mexico reached their maximum size in the early A.D. 1100s, just before a major drought began to decrease birth rates throughout the Southwest.