In 2016, our colleague Xing Lida held up a small piece of polished, deeply yellow amber. As sunlight shone through the ancient resin, Lida saw the outline of a pristinely preserved, amazingly small skull. There was a prominent eye socket, a dome-shaped crown of the head, a long, tapering snout and even small teeth. It was bird-like, but in a strange and ancient way.
A team of scientists in Australia claim to have stumbled on a breakthrough discovery that will have "major implications" for the future of quantum computing.
The United States is trailing behind other countries—including Mexico and India—when it comes to animal protection laws for farmed and wild animals, a report published by non-profit World Animal Protection (WAP) has revealed.
Researchers have identified two sites on the Isle of Skye in Scotland which contain the handprints and footprints of various dinosaurs which lived around 170 million years ago during the Middle Jurassic Period.
A fossilized shell from the late Cretaceous has provided evidence that it takes the Earth a half-hour longer to spin on its axis today compared to 70 million years ago. This supports the predictions made by astronomical models.
Twenty years ago today, the dotcom bubble officially burst, ending a period of rampant hype and investment into technology stocks with a bang, and many whimpers.
The only white female giraffe in Kenya has died, it was confirmed on Tuesday after park officials recovered the body of the rare animal and her calf.
An enormous asteroid, potentially measuring more than two-and-a-half miles in diameter, is set to sail safely past the Earth toward the end of next month—and astronomers have captured an image of it as it approaches our planet.
Once a tipping point is reached, the world's largest ecosystems could collapse at accelerated speed—the Amazon could take 49 years and the Caribbean coral reef just 15 years, scientists have warned.
The once secret owner of purported Utah UFO hotspot Skinwalker Ranch has stepped forward, describing a bevy of sensors and cameras he's installed on the site for the collection of evidence related to anomalous phenomena, including UAP, or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.