Earth, Wind, and Fire Salamanders

Fire Salamanders' unusual connection to pharmacy

Sex and the Stegosaurus

How do you sex a Stegosaurus? Look at its back plates.

Do Vitamin Supplements Cause Cancer?

There's been a long history of research on vitamin supplements and their potential cancer risk.

What Happens When You Crack Your Knuckles?

Where does the sound of cracking knuckles come from, and is it dangerous?
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LEICESTER UNIVERSITY COMFIRM THE SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND AT THE GREY FRIARS DIG ARE THAT OF RICHARD III

How Forensic Techniques Aid Archaeology

Scientific methods such as the DNA testing are associated with forensic science, but they are just as useful for archaeology as for criminology.
Seagulls follow whales to eat anchovies.

The Sound of an Unknown Whale

Researchers might have identified one—and maybe even two—brand new species of whale.

Watching the Twin Suns Rise on a Real-Life Tatooine

Twin suns, like the ones seen in Star Wars, may be more common than originally thought.

Old Data, New Discoveries: Solving The Paradox of the Plankton

In 1961, G. E. Hutchinson first outlined what he called the paradox of the plankton. Over 50 years later, it may be solved.

The Invincible Tardigrade

Tardigrades, aka water bears, are microscopic animals that are found in virtually any environment on Earth.
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Is Darwinius really “The Missing Link” to Humans?

Darwinius is an exceptionally well preserved, 47-million-year-old primate from the ancient Messel Pit in Germany. Its position in evolution is contested.