Some 66 million years ago, forests burned to the ground and the oceans acidified after the Chicxulub meteorite hit Earth in the Gulf of Mexico. Around the same time, on the other side of the planet, erupting
(CNN) — Ever since a huge crater was discovered off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in the early 1990s, scientists have been confident that an asteroid slammed into Earth 66 million years ago and killed off
The 2010s yielded many incredible finds and important milestones. Here are our favorites. As the 2010s come to an end, we can look back on an era rife with discovery. In the past 10 years, scientists the
Appearance: Sharp teeth, soft nose, fluffy all over, cute as hell. That’s very precise. How do we know all this? Dogor was found by tusk hunters in the summer of 2018, buried in the permafrost near the
(CNN) — When humans first began settling in the Galapagos Islands nearly two centuries ago, they brought house cats. Those cats hunted finches, scaring the small birds who were unused to the predator.
Albert Einstein’s famous expression “spooky action at a distance” refers to quantum entanglement, a phenomenon seen on the most micro of scales. But machine learning seems to grow more mysterious and every
Humans have eaten thousands of species into extinction. Some, supposedly, were to die for. The earliest humans favored juicy, meaty mammoth at mealtimes. Ancient Romans loved their favorite herb, silphium,
Jeak Ling Ding, molecular biologist at the National University of Singapore // As told to Rachel Nuwer Horseshoe crabs are crucial participants in modern medicine. This 500-million-year-old species' bright