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Paleontologists Dig Up Fossils of Two New Prehistoric Saber-Toothed Predators in Russia

It wasn't just saber-toothed tigers who had long teeth back way back when. And there were predators far, far older than that species...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 5:17PM

New Method For Fighting Climate Change Involves Sucking Carbon Dioxide Out of the Sky to Make Fuel

As our reliance on fossil fuels continues pumping more greenhouses gases into the air and making climate change that much worse, a...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 6:15PM

Scientists Just Discovered the Oldest Recorded Footprints in History on an Ancient Seabed

Last March, archaeologists found the oldest human footprints ever discovered, located on a beach on Calvert Island in Canada. Those...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 12:07PM

An Unexplored Area of Antarctica is Full of Constant Earthquakes

We've only ever recorded a handful of earthquakes in Antarctica, and many have assumed that our least popular continent was a very...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 7:08PM

Human Meme 'Ancient Aliens' Host Says Extraterrestrials Created God After Leaving Earth

Since his original appearance on the History Channel's Ancient Aliens, Giorgio Tsoukalos' squinting, wild-haired face has been...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 06 June 2018 - 11:53AM

The Moon Is Drifting Away From Earth—And Scientists Say It's Making Our Days Last Longer

We've all wished for more hours in the day. Now, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 - 11:17AM

An Unknown Dinosaur Skeleton Which Could Be a New Species Sold For Over $2 Million

Back in 2013, paleontologists dug up an unusual skeleton in Wyoming that clearly belonged to a dinosaur about 150 million years ago,...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 7:27PM

New Giant Geoglyphs Found Near the Ancient 'Nazca Lines' Raise Fresh Questions About Aliens

Since their first discovery 80 eighty years ago, the Nazca Lines have fascinated people from around the world, sparking speculation...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 11:26AM

A Defective NOAA Weather Satellite Still Sent Back Some Great Photos of the Earth

When the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, a scientific agency that studies Earth's oceans and skies)...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 02 June 2018 - 3:21PM

After Killing the Dinosaurs, Chicxulub Asteroid Crater Was One of the First Places to Harbor New Life

When a six-mile-wide asteroid single-handedly kills 75 percent of life on Earth and leaves a crater over a hundred miles wide, you'd...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 11:55AM

Paleontologists Confirm a Reptile Fossil is the Ancient 'Mother of All Lizards'

At first glance, the reptile Megachirella wachtleri pictured above looks like a normal lizard. And it should — it's the direct...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 6:41PM

Satellites Are Capturing Footage of Hawaii's Erupting Kilauea Volcano as Seen From Space

For the past several weeks, the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii's big island has been destroying homes and forcing nearby residents to...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 3:46PM

The Oldest Case of Dandruff Ever is Found on a 125 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Fossil

If you've ever struggled with dandruff, know that you're not alone. Dinosaurs had it, too.The oldest known case of dandruff now dates...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 7:44PM

New Microbe Research Suggests the Key to Finding Aliens Is Hiding in the Stratosphere

Despite being a haven for life, Earth has some pretty inhospitable environments--the deep ocean has enough darkness, low temperatures,...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 11:48AM

Newly Discovered Antarctic Ice Core Could Hide a Million Years of History Inside It

Ice cores, long vertical samples taken from glaciers and ice sheets, can tell us a lot about the past — details in each individual...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 6:10PM

A New U.S. Weather Satellite Faces a Major Malfunction Just Months After Launch

When a satellite is supposed to last for 15 years, it's more than a little frustration when it starts breaking down less than three...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - 5:38PM

Giant Hammerhead Flatworms Which Can Regenerate Themselves are a Growing Problem in France

It would be one thing if a single invasive species began making a home somewhere it wasn't supposed to. But when there's several...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 8:17PM

An Unassuming Mineral is Actually Sucking Iron Out of the Earth's Crust

There's a lot of reasons why Earth doesn't look like Mars right now (and most of them involve water), and one thing keeping Earth...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 3:50PM

Scientists Say the Cause of Mass Extinctions May Be Even Older Than Humanity

Apart from black holes, supernovae are one of the most destructive forces in the universe. If our Sun decided to suddenly explode, it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 18 May 2018 - 12:49PM

Banned Ozone-Damaging Chemical 'CFC-11' is Likely Being Produced By an Unknown Source

Despite the resistance to fighting climate change that we still have to deal with, some aspects of our planet are improving due to...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 7:53PM