Published April 19, 2011
An elderly reptile living approximately 275 million years ago in what is now Oklahoma was probably walking around with a throbbing mouth, suggests a new study finding evidence of what may be the world's first known toothache.
Published April 06, 2011
A meteorite discovered in Antarctica in 1969 has just divulged a modern secret: a new mineral, now called Wassonite.
Published February 14, 2011
Two false mummy toes from Egypt — the Greville Chester housed in the British Museum and the Cairo toe at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo — may have actually strutted their stuff as functional big-toe prostheses for their owners, researchers have found.
Published December 29, 2010
Along with some truly groundbreaking discoveries, scientists this year told us a few things we already kind of knew.
Published December 03, 2010
The great white shark's flesh-tearing teeth get all the glory for the predator's ferocity. But new research suggests there's much more finesse under the hood to explain a shark's bite.
Published November 02, 2010
A baby dinosaur approximately the size of a pug dog scurried alongside what may have been its mom or dad some 148 million years ago in what is now foothills near Denver, scientists reported Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver.
Published September 29, 2010
An Earth-size planet has been spotted orbiting a nearby star at a distance that would makes it not too hot and not too cold -- comfortable enough for life to exist, researchers announced Wednesday.
Published September 09, 2010
For scientists concerned about greenhouse gas emissions, a cow's farts are nowhere near as problematic as its methane-laden belches. Now a new oregano supplement could stem the burps -- and reduce the potent methane emissions.
Published August 18, 2010
Fossils of what could be the oldest animal bodies have been discovered in Australia, pushing back the clock on when animal life first appeared on Earth to at least 70 million years earlier than previously thought.
Published August 05, 2010
A cat-size crocodile sporting a tail covered in armored plates was not as fierce as its relatives today. Rather, the animal foraged for insects and small mammals 105 million years ago along what is now a riverbank in Tanzania.