Natural Sciences

Totally bizarre facts about the star-nosed mole

Biology
A quarter-century of research on the star-nosed mole has unearthed startling insights into the evolution of animal behavior and the ...

Origins of Indonesian hobbits finally revealed

Paleontolgy
The most comprehensive study on the bones of Homo floresiensis, a species of tiny human discovered on the Indonesian island ...

Feeding a Baby Star with a Dusty Hamburger

Astronomy
An international research team, led by Chin-Fei Lee in Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA, Taiwan), has made ...

Moisture played a role in megafaunal extinctions

Paleontolgy
A new study published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution reveals that increased moisture levels may have been a ...

Sea scorpions: The original sea monster

Paleontolgy
Four hundred and thirty million years ago, long before the evolution of barracudas or sharks, a different kind of predator ...

Arctic river ice deposits rapidly disappearing

Ecology
WASHINGTON, DC — Climate change is causing thick ice deposits that form along Arctic rivers to melt nearly a month ...

ALMA Investigates ‘DeeDee,’ a Distant, Dim Member of Our Solar ...

Astronomy
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member of our ...

The world’s most spoken language is…’Terpene’

Biology
If you’re small, smells are a good way to stand out. A team of researchers led by the Netherlands Institute ...

Hubble spots auroras on Uranus

AstronomyMore Science
Ever since Voyager 2 beamed home spectacular images of the planets in the 1980s, planet-lovers have been hooked on auroras ...

What happens to the boats?

Geology
Boulder, Colo., USA: In their paper published this week in Geosphere, authors Clara Vasconcelos, Joanna Torres, and Joana Costa point ...