Scientists pinpoint how ocean acidification weakens coral skeletons
Jan 29, 2018
The rising acidity of the oceans threatens coral reefs by making it harder for corals to build their skeletons. A new study identifies the details of how ocean acidification affects coral skeletons, allowing scientists to ...
The Finnøy polar bear
Jan 23, 2018
Imagine you are 12,400 years in the past. Much of Norway is covered with ice and the present-day island of Finnøy exists as only two small islets. The sea is 40 metres above the current level. A polar bear embarks on a long ...
After 20 years, researcher presents the most complete Australopithecus fossil ever found
Dec 06, 2017
South Africa's status as a major cradle in the African nursery of humankind has been reinforced with today's unveiling of "Little Foot", the country's oldest, virtually complete fossil human ancestor.
Radiographs of Dolly's skeleton show no signs of abnormal osteoarthritis
Nov 23, 2017
Original concerns that cloning caused early-onset osteoarthritis (OA) in Dolly the sheep are unfounded, say experts at the University of Nottingham and the University of Glasgow.
New postcranial skeleton of ancient dolphin Albertocetus meffordum found in South Carolina
Nov 08, 2017
A partial skeleton from an Oligocene dolphin species was found in South Carolina, according to a study published November 8, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Robert Boessenecker from the College of Charleston, ...
Human settlement in the Americas may have occurred in the late Pleistocene
Aug 30, 2017
Analysis of a skeleton found in the Chan Hol cave near Tulum, Mexico suggests human settlement in the Americas occurred in the late Pleistocene era, according to a study published August 30, 2017 in the open-access journal ...
Coral skeletons may resist the effects of acidifying oceans
Aug 28, 2017
Coral skeletons are the building blocks of diverse coral reef ecosystems, which has led to increasing concern over how these key species will cope with warming and acidifying oceans that threaten their stability.
Archaeologists go high-tech in 2,500-year-old Greek cold case
Jul 15, 2017
More than 2,500 years ago, an Athenian nobleman named Cylon—the first recorded Olympic champion—tried to take over the city of Athens and install himself as its sole ruler.
'Hope' the whale replaces 'Dippy' as London museum's skeleton star
Jul 13, 2017
"Hope" the blue whale takes over from "Dippy" the dinosaur as the centrepiece of the revamped atrium of London's Natural History Museum on Thursday despite a spirited campaign to keep the much-loved attraction.
Seeing inside coral
Jun 07, 2017
Coral reefs sustain marine life all over the world and protect its vulnerable coastlines. But the reefs are increasingly endangered, mainly because of pollution and rising ocean temperatures. Scientists, including American ...