Natural Sciences

The oldest fossil giant penguin

Paleontolgy
Together with colleagues from New Zealand, Senckenberg scientist Dr. Gerald Mayr described a recently discovered fossil of a giant penguin ...

The dawn of a new era for Supernova 1987a

AstronomyNatural Sciences
Three decades ago, astronomers spotted one of the brightest exploding stars in more than 400 years. The titanic supernova, called ...

Chimpanzee feet allow scientists a new grasp on human foot ...

Biology
An investigation into the evolution of human walking by looking at how chimpanzees walk on two legs is the subject ...

Dinosaurs: Juvenile, adult or senior?

Paleontolgy
How old were the oldest dinosaurs? This question remains largely unanswered. The natural life span of these long-extinct giants is ...

Black hole feeding frenzy that breaks records, discovered

AstronomyNatural Sciences
DURHAM, N.H. – A giant black hole ripped apart a nearby star and then continued to feed off its remains ...

Killing off rivals makes for happy families, bacteria study finds

Biology
A grisly method by which bacteria dispatch their distant relatives also creates conditions in which the attackers can thrive, research ...

Scientists are puzzled by the solitary existence of an ice ...

Astronomy
“Imagine if there was just one volcano on all of Earth,” says Michael Sori of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory ...

The biological process in living cells that creates proteins resembles ...

Biology
Proteins begin life as long strings of amino acids that must fold into the three-dimensional shape prescribed for their particular ...

Did the Little Ice Age starve the Mississippians?

EcologyMore Science
A vibrant Native-American agrarian culture stretched from the Ohio River Valley to the Mississippi River Valley in the two centuries before Europeans ...