Sappho, a renowned poet of ancient Greece, wrote of the Pleiades star cluster setting at midnight. Scientists have wondered, what time of year did she see it?
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But, in the case of the fossil bones examined in this new study, the baby dinosaur lived only weeks, apparently dying of starvation.
The Sonic Hedgehog gene drives embryonic development of mammal limbs and shark gills. Could our limbs have evolved from gills?
Iron-60 found in moon rocks supports an earlier finding that – 2 million years ago – a supernova exploded only 300 light-years away.
In the forests of South America and New Zealand, trap-jaw spiders have mouths clamp down on their quarry like a mousetrap, at lightning speeds.
Fish evolved into the first land vertebrates 420 million years ago. Clues to that fins-to-limbs transformation may lie in a walking blind cavefish in Thailand.
Scientists used fossil remains and primitive tools to build a vivid description of what life was like for our early human ancestors, 1.8 million years ago.
With fat deposits that almost double their weight, the tiny ruby-throated hummingbird can fly non-stop for more than 1,200 miles (2,000 km) during migration.
A pink meteorite inclusion nicknamed Curious Marie shows that a highly unstable element, curium, was present in the early solar system.
More information about early human settlements – and in this case the insects who lived alongside them – is being found in ancient bits of broken pottery.