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What is Darwin's Theory of Evolution?

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 21:54
Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and natural selection isn't an idea with holes. It's one of the most solid theories in science. But what exactly is it?

Deep-sea fish with lightbulb on its head mysteriously washes ashore in California

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 20:18
The bizarre creature is normally found at ocean depths of around 3,000 feet.

Zombie mink slaughtered due to coronavirus are 'rising' from mass graves

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 18:51
Gases excreted by the decomposing mink had pushed the carcasses up through the ground.

Plate tectonics are 3.6 billion years old, oldest minerals on Earth reveal

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 17:42
The hidden chemistry of ancient zircon crystals has revealed the age of Earth's tectonic plates.

Grotesque 'good luck' lamp from Roman Jerusalem is missing half its face

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 17:21
The 2,000-year-old oil lamp may have been buried below an ancient building as a 'good luck' charm.

8 Supreme Court decisions that changed US families

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 16:35
From rulings on marriage, contraception and mental illness in family members, to police search of a home without a warrant and right-to-die cases -- here's a look at rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court that have changed life for U.S. families.

The 5 mass extinction events that shaped the history of Earth — and the 6th that's happening now

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 14:16
The death of the dinosaurs was just one of five global events that saw millions of species wiped out. How do these events happen? And how can we stop it happening again?

More accurate clocks may add more disorder to the universe, scientists say

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 13:47
The researchers found the result by studying a tiny, jiggling membrane. Their experiment could lay the groundwork for further tests of the laws of thermodynamics at the tiniest scales.

Male parasitic wasp can sniff out female mates ready to burst from their hosts

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 13:19
Male parasitic wasps emerge from their hosts a few hours earlier than females, making the ability to sniff females out all the more important.

Do animals laugh?

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 12:03
Human laughter may trace its evolutionary beginnings to vocalizations made during play. This type of "laughing" is found in many mammals and even in some birds.

Weird chromosome loss found in these creeping voles

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 12:00
Creeping voles lost their Y chromosome, but they don't seem to be missing the sex chromosome.

Did these crested dinosaurs talk to each other with low-pitched sounds?

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 12:00
Paleontologists discovered fossils of a plant-eating dinosaur that belonged to a previously unknown species.

Mars may still be volcanically active, study finds

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 12:00
Evidence of what may be the youngest eruption seen yet on Mars suggests the Red Planet may still be volcanically active, raising the possibility it was recently habitable.

Space launch traffic may influence mysterious night-shining clouds in Earth's atmosphere

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 12:00
A NASA-funded study is giving scientists insight into how "night-shining clouds" form in the upper atmosphere — and the role that growing space traffic plays in the phenomenon.

NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars has found some mysterious rocks (photos)

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 12:00
For the past five weeks, Perseverance has been focused primarily on supporting and documenting the flights of NASA's Ingenuity helicopter. But the rover has been doing some science work, too.

Rarely seen supersized moth with 10-inch wingspan found at Australian school

Mon, 05/17/2021 - 12:00
A gigantic moth that is almost never seen by humans was recently found on a building site at a school in Australia.

Why is the King James Bible so popular?

Sun, 05/16/2021 - 12:00
Why do people still use the King James Bible, which was translated in the early 1600s?

Prominent scientists call for more investigation into origins of coronavirus

Sun, 05/16/2021 - 12:00
The origins of SARS-CoV-2 have been hotly debated.

China's Yutu 2 rover about to 'wake up' on the far side of the moon

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 15:58
China's plucky Yutu 2 rover is about to wake up and continue to explore the far side of the moon as the nation works to land a rover on Mars this May.

Who built the Egyptian pyramids?

Sat, 05/15/2021 - 12:00
Ancient text on papyri is shedding light on the lives of the pyramid builders.