Hot on the heels of yesterday's news about the arrival of the first people in the Americas, an international team has revealed a previously-unknown culture that was flourishing just a thousand or so years later.
Paleontologists have discovered a new type of fossil turtle that was five feet across and almost perfectly round.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are attempting to repeat the path of evolution by taking a gene from an ancient organism and watching it evolve.
Scientists say they've identified 'internal compass needles' in the noses of rainbow trout, helping explain the way many creatures can navigate using the Earth's magnetic field.
The many wilderness travelers who have claimed that the northern lights make sounds have been vindicated at last.
Bees appear to be able to reverse the effects of ageing on their brains, simply by returning home for a little light housework.
In one of the most widely-flagged scientific discoveries in history, CERN scientists have announced that they've finally pinned down the existence of the Higgs boson, with near-certainty.
With scientists at the Large Hadron Collider expected to announce tomorrow that they've found the Higgs boson, the team at the US' Fermilab has made its bid for its share of the glory.
A new species of feathered dinosaur has been discovered - and it's not closely related to birds, indicating that feathers may have been far more prevalent amongst dinosaurs than previously believed.
An international team of scientists has identified an ancient 100 kilometer-wide crater near the Maniitsoq region of West Greenland.
New evidence has been found that the Mayan calendar ended on 21 December this year - but gives no indication that the Maya expected the world to end then too.
Scientists at Rice University have managed to design a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface.
A team of Spanish scientists says it's demolished the main evidence that dinosaurs were cold-blooded.
Scientists say they've created the highest temperature since the Big Bang - 250,000 times hotter than the sun.
Bits of food stuck between the teeth of a two-million-year-old South African hominid show that, unlike almost all other known human ancestors, it ate tree bark and other hard foods.
The Allende meteorite impacted in the Mexican state of Chihuahua in 1969. More than 40 years later, the meteorite continues to help scientists better understand the early stages of our solar system's evolution.
It's not just artistic types that find math a turn-off and try to avoid having to deal with it - scientists do the same.
An international team of researchers led by USC engineers have developed a system of transmitting up to 2.56 terabits of data per second - using twisted beams of light.
Playing music while you sleep can help improve your ability to play the same tune, new Northwestern University research suggests.
If birds poop on your shiny red car more than on those of your neighbors, don't take it personally: it's just the color.