Published February 03, 2011
Researchers have developed a cloak that can hide three-dimensional objects against red and green lasers and ordinary white light. And unlike Harry Potter's cloak, there's no limit on the size of the real invisibility cloak, researchers said.
Published January 21, 2011
As birdlike as the extinct winged reptiles known as pterosaurs might have seemed as they soared through prehistoric skies, it turns out their eggs and nests might have been like their more grounded lizard cousins than any feathered rival, scientists find.
Published January 19, 2011
Two fearsome, newfound species of saber-toothed cats might once have stalked the earliest ancestors of humanity, researchers suggest, based on new fossil evidence.
Published January 14, 2011
A mystery of Neanderthals for more than a century is one that's literally as plain as the noses on their faces — why did they have such big schnozes?
Published January 13, 2011
The dinosaur world was shaken up when paleontologists discovered what may be the earliest known relative of T. rex and all meat-eating dinosaurs.
Published December 22, 2010
A finger bone from Siberia now reveals a previously unknown group of ancient humans once existed there, one neither like us nor Neanderthals.
Published December 16, 2010
The site of the worst nuclear accident in history will be a new tourist attraction, the Ukrainian government announced Monday, Dec. 13. The area around Chernobyl is scheduled to open to visitors next year.
Published December 09, 2010
In the "Lord of the Rings" books, hobbits were rescued by giant eagles, but real-life hobbits might have been hunted by giant storks, scientists find.
Published December 01, 2010
Green fireballs that streaked across the sky and rolled down an Australian mountainside four years ago, spurring reports of UFOs in the area, might have been meteors and ball lightning, a researcher suggests.
Published November 24, 2010
The bizarre, newly-revealed squidworm -- a free-swimming worm with up to 10 squid-like limbs -- is one of a host of strange discoveries that await scientists in the vast, largely unexplored spaces of the deep ocean.