A dinosaur's evolutionary history was long thought to be determined by the shape of its pelvis, but scientists behind a new study say that it "overturns 130 years of dogma."
The fossils, found by a Swedish Ph.D. student, are likely red algae from 1.6 billion years ago — a find that pushes the date of early plant life back about 400 million years.
The relics were found in Mattarya district, site of the ancient Pharaonic capital of Heliopolis and today a sprawl of working and middle class districts in northeastern Cairo.
A new study argues that the development of large eyes, rather than the appearance of evolutionary limbs, led aquatic vertebrates ashore about 400 million years ago.
DNA harvested from tartar on the teeth of Neanderthals has turned out to be a treasure trove, providing valuable dietary data as well as the oldest microbial genome yet sequenced.
The newly found ingots of orichalcum come in addition to a cache of bars that were originally recovered in 2015 from the same shipwreck, making up a unique stockpile.
Artifacts unearthed from various pits at the site appear to share features that are typical of an ancient archaeological practice developed by the first farmers in Scandinavia.
NASA's first orbital spaceflight 55 years ago asked big questions about the unknowns of human spaceflight — many of which we're still asking today.
Relatively little is known about the social structure of many early American societies, but genetics have just uncovered a female dynasty that existed for centuries.