Xinhua News Agency (Feb. 16, 2013) In 1974, the remains of a 3.2-million-year-old hominid were discovered in Ethiopia.
Known as Lucy, the skeleton remains the oldest, and most complete adult human ancestor fully retrieved from ... watch video
AP (Apr. 24, 2014) Federal researchers have released new images of the City of Chester, a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888. Researchers recently found the shipwreck while mapping shipping routes. (April ... watch video
AFP (Oct. 13, 2012) At 215 million years old, turtle fossils unearthed in southern Poland are the world's most ancient and complete known remains of their kind, and could provide priceless clues to the mysterious ... watch video
Apr. 24, 2015 This map provides a picture of the nation's geologic basement. More than 80 pieces of crust have been added to the nation's basement since the Earth began preserving crust about 3.6 billion years ... read more
Apr. 23, 2015 Geoscientists are using a new simulation to condense a period lasting millions of years to explain the formation of the high-lying valleys in the south-eastern end of the Tibetan Plateau: the true ... read more
Apr. 21, 2015 The good relationship between humans and dogs was certainly influenced by domestication. For long, it was assumed that humans preferred particularly tolerant animals for breeding. Thus, cooperative ... read more
Apr. 21, 2015 A study based on 1,000 years of temperature records suggests global warming is not progressing as fast as it would under the most severe emissions scenarios outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on ... read more