No one has given the Neanderthals much credit for being intelligent and creative. In fact, they've always been thought of as humans' younger, dumber cousins. But new evidence suggests they may have been more creative than once thought.
New research out of the Philippines reveals that men who have children at an older age pass along longer telomeres -- special protectors on human chromosomes -- which are believed to lead to longer, healthier lives. And those longer telomeres survive across generations.
Charles Knight is the man responsible for putting the picture of a dinosaur in your mind. Probably more than any other person in the world, he's the man who gave us the image of dinosaurs from which all current depictions are based. But whether he was right or wrong, it's probably impossible to ever know.
Some researchers, including Bruce Blumberg from the University of California, Irvine, believe chemicals we’re unwittingly exposed to could be making us fat. Blumberg said if the timing is right, exposure to these chemicals may be instructing stem cells to become fat cells.
Some 18,000 new species are discovered every year, some still alive and even a few that have since gone extinct. These new species, though, aren't your typical old monkeys and flowers. Almost all of them have distinct looks them make them truly a shock to see.
New science is pointing to the ocean garbage patches being larger than previously believed. That's because scientists think a lot of the plastic and other bits of trash in the ocean is actually swirling underwater, rather than collected along the surface.
When it comes down to who will be elected to office, one Austrian author thinks he has it figured out. The national mood, people's belief in the future being better or worse than today, is an almost infallible predictor, author John Casti argues, in whether an incumbent will be retained or thrown out.
The average annual temperature has risen more in Mongolia than any other place on earth almost, about 4 degrees. The rain patterns have changed. In fact, some 60 to 70 percent of the country is at risk of desertification. If that happens, the country's nomadic herders will have to give up their herds and their traditional way of life.
Whooping cough is not a disease many Americans worry about. It's become extremely rare because of agressive vaccination efforts. But, now, for a variety of reasons, a new outbreak has emerged in Washington State, which has left doctors scrambling to contain it.
Opposition research is used in the United States by political candidates looking to dig up dirt on their opponents. However, researchers will also get information on their clients as a form of risk management. Alan Huffman coauthored "We're With Nobody," a book about his work as a political opposition researcher.