DNA can't survive for more than a few million years at most, putting paid to any plans to take the grandkids to a real Jurassic Park one day.
A comprehensive 3D scan of Stonehenge has highlighted the importance of the solstices to the stone circle's creators.
Groundbreaking work in quantum optics has netted France's Serge Haroche and American David Wineland this year's Nobel physics prize.
University of Sydney researchers have shown that brainless slime molds can remember where they've been and navigate a maze using excreted chemicals as a memory system.
Researchers have discovered a well-preserved spider attacking a wasp in a 100 million-year-old piece of amber - the first of its kind ever found.
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Britain's Sir John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan for their discovery that mature, specialised cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent stem cells.
An eleven-year-old Russian boy has discovered what appears to be one of the best-preserved mammoth carcasses ever found.
Humans last interbred with Neanderthals well after they spread out of Africa, a genetic analysis has shown.
No, this article isn't about the post-apocalyptic world of the Walking Dead.
However, urban coyotes and other large carnivores are currently eyeing US cities as a possible site for food and shelter.
Science fiction and genre movies are extremely popular amongst high school students around the world.
Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle is looking a little, well, uncertain, with the discovery that observation needn't disturb systems as much as thought.
Duck-billed dinosaurs had amazingly complex teeth - much more so than those of cows, horses, and other modern grazers - allowing them to chew tough and abrasive plants with great efficiency.
Meat was a fundamental part of the human diet as long ago as 1.5 million years, a study of a Tanzanian skull fragment shows.
Archaeologists working in Guatemala say they've discovered the tomb of Lady K'abel, a seventh-century queen considered one of the greatest Mayan rulers.
Causality has been the subject of many genre works and was perhaps most famously discussed in the Wachowskis' Matrix trilogy.
Scientists now believe that a tiny dinosaur with vampire-like fangs was actually a herbivore.
A letter written by Albert Einstein in which he gives his views on religion is to be auctioned on eBay next week.
There's been a ten-fold increase in the number of fraud-related retractions of biomedical papers since 1975, putting paid to the idea that it's usually just a case of owning up to an inadvertent error.
We’ve been hearing so much about the end of the world lately, especially with all this talk about the Mayan calendar, which predicts the world will end on December 21.
A team of Japanese scientists has reportedly managed to synthesize element 113, which the researchers have temporarily dubbed "ununtrium," or one-one-three.