The world's only recorded dinosaur stampede shows the tracks of swimming rather than running animals, say University of Queensland researchers, representing clawmarks on a riverbed.
Just like the rest of us, the kilogram has put on a bit of weight - and a little dose of sunshine may be the way to get it back down to size.
Antimatter's not the easiest stuff to work with - the minute it encounters ordinary matter it self-destructs. Now, though, scientists believe they've found a way to keep it in one place for long enough to study, by cooling it right down.
A new fossil discovery has shown that some early birds evolved teeth adapted for specialized diets.
Planets with binary stars - such as Star Wars' Tatooine - may be dangerous places to live, even risking the chance of being ejected into interstellar space.
It's long been suspected that having a big brain isn't necessarily an evolutionary advantage. Now, scientists have come up with experimental evidence for this view, by breeding a strain of big-brained guppies.
The western long-beaked echidna, believed to have become extinct in Australia thousands of years ago, may still be alive and kicking in parts of the country today.
Scientists from the Catlin Seaview Survey say they've discovered the Great Barrier Reef's deepest corals, over 400 feet beneath the waves.
At just a few hours old, babies can tell the difference between their native language and a foreign one, showing that they start learning to distinguish the sounds of speech while still in the womb.
More evidence has emerged that Australopithecus afarensis - generally known as Lucy - lived at least partially in the trees.
By showing that tiny particles injected into a liquid crystal medium behave in accordance with mathematical theorems, physicists at the University of Colorado Boulder say they've set the stage for a host of new materials with properties that don't exist in nature.
NASA's released a new, stunning self-portrait of the Curiosity Mars rover, stitched together from dozens of high-resolution images.
A mysterious 100-year-old Spanish globe appears to be an interactive teaching aid - 'perhaps the Wikipedia of its day', say researchers.
Massive earthquakes have left clear ground scars in the central Himalayas, raising concerns that more could be on the way - in a region that has a population density similar to that of New York City.
Birds may be moved emotionally by their own music in the same way as we are by ours, suggests a new study on white-throated sparrows.
The ambitious attempt to drill through two miles of ice to reach an Antarctic lake has been called off, following problems with the boiler used to heat water for drilling.
Erratic changes in the East African climate around two million years ago may have been the driving force behind human evolution, say researchers at Penn State and Rutgers University.
The press releases don't stop coming at this time of year; but they do change character slightly. And this year in particular, I'm hearing from a lot of hospitals and academics, and all they seem to want to do is scare me.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a…swarm of ping pong balls?
Contact lenses were originally designed to correct poor vision, all while offering a viable alternative to huge coke-bottle glasses.