| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Scientists working on NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission have been somewhat sparing until now when describing exactly how the rocks drilled, gobbled and cooked by the Curiosity rover paint a picture of a life-friendly environment.
| Jul 20, 2013
Paiche are enormous. Paiche have teeth on their tongues. Paiche, living fossils barely evolved since the Miocene epoch, have lungs and breathe air, which is pretty unusual for fish. Paiche are also easy to catch, a problem even in the sparsely populated...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
God's fingerprints are all over this place. You see it in the curl of a grape leaf, the camber of the harvest sun. Even the oak barrels are inviting. I want to cut one in half, fill it with leaves, climb in to read a long, difficult book.
This time of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:40 PM
In the humid foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, deep within a carnivore's bloody lair, an early human ancestor fought a life-or-death struggle, and lost.
He had entered the den on a scavenging mission, possibly with several others. Their plan: Use a...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Cattle; chimpanzees and bonobos; dogs and dolphins; rats and mice; horses, turtles, glowworms and pigs; goats, chickens and Rin Tin Tin — and, at the center of it all, humans.
The animal kingdom, from invertebrates to dinosaurs to us, is on parade...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Josh Brolin is in early talks to star in Universal's "Jurassic World."
Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson are also in talks to star in the Jurassic Park installment. Colin Trevorrow ("Safety Not Guaranteed") is directing the sci-fi...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"The Croods" have invaded home entertainment with Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD versions of DreamWorks Animation's $568 million box office blockbuster now available from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. What that means for parents --...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:09 PM
It's been a point of heated debate among scientists for years: Just when in Earth's history did flowering plants first appear?
In a paper published recently in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science, researchers say they have discovered fossilized...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Dinosaurs may have been wiped out by a mass extinction about 65 million years ago, but an earlier extinction event may have given their predecessors a leg up on the competition, according to a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Antarctica’s Lake Vostok doesn’t seem like the most hospitable home on the planet for any kind of life. Trapped under a glacier 2.3 miles thick, it’s subject to extreme pressures, extreme cold, extreme heat (possibly from hydrothermal...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Scientists say they have discovered a fossil of the oldest known vertebrate animal with a jaw -- a strange chimera of a fish that could unseat the shark as a representative of extremely "primitive" jawed fishes and turn our evolutionary understanding of...