Evolutionary biologists have been using big data and statistics to track the musical revolutions over the past 50 years and the results are surprising. The new research demonstrates that The Beatles may not have been as important to pop culture as previously suggested.
Greenland is melting fast, and that's bad news for sea level rise and other impacts of climate change. But The World's Ari Daniel, on assignment with scientists studying a rapidly melting Greenland glacier, says all that bad news doesn't make the world's biggest island any less of a wondrous place.
English speakers may not realize it, but the world is full of people who speak more than one language. A couple of recent studies show that we begin to develop our ear for language — or languages — long before we learn to speak.
Archaeologists have uncovered what might be the oldest battlefield in the world, in a boggy valley in northern Germany. The remains of hundreds of slain warriors and their armor and weapons have been recovered. The researchers say the find is changing everything that history knows about society and warfare in Bronze Age Europe.
After years of decline, the global ozone layer is starting to bounce back. That's a big environmental success story — and an important example of what pro-environment actions can do in the long run, if countries take strong action together.
The search is on for planets that could harbor life, but many of the candidates that we can see are more like gassy Jupiter than rocky Earth. But those planets may be home to rocky moons that can sustain life themselves