Published October 21, 2011
A new look at a very old mastodon skeleton has turned up evidence of the first known hunting weapon in North America, a tool made of bone that predates previously known hunting technology by 800 years.
Published October 20, 2011
Oct. 21 is the next in a long line of supposed apocalypses, stretching back thousands of years. This time, the prophet of doom is Harold Camping, a radio preacher who says that the world will still end "quietly" on Friday
Published October 18, 2011
The Cyclops shark, sliced from the belly of a pregnant mama dusky sharka caught by a commercial fisherman in the Gulf of California earlier this summer, is by all reports the real thing.
Published October 10, 2011
Among the Paleolithic artists who left behind paint-decorated caves were kids as young as 3, a new study finds.
Published October 07, 2011
At least 14,000 years ago, artists took to Altamira cave in Spain with charcoal and red pigments, painting bison, deer and their own handprints on the rock walls and ceiling. This prehistoric art gallery is now closed to the public, but plans to reopen it have scientists raising the alarm.
Published October 05, 2011
A new method of feeling without touching may allow people with paralyzed or lost limbs to interact with the world using sophisticated prosthetic devices that send sensations directly to the brain.
Published September 21, 2011
Meeting girls is tough if you're a male squid living in the deep, dark waters off the coast of California. You may run across your own species only rarely — and when you do, the deep-sea gloom makes it hard to tell whether your new pal is a guy or gal.
Published September 13, 2011
Space constraints and environmental concerns are pushing modern man to explore new options for dealing with the dead.
Published August 19, 2011
Forget X-ray glasses. A new X-ray microscope can see details a small as a billionth of a meter — without even using a lens.
Published August 02, 2011
A Texas lake that turned blood-red this summer may not be a sign of the End Times, but probably is the end of a popular fishing and recreation spot.