Myth busted: No link between gigantic asteroid break-up, rise in biodiversity

Some 470 million years ago, during the middle part of the geological period known as the Ordovician, an asteroid collision took place somewhere between...

Substantial evidence of holographic universe

A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could be a vast and...

Bag-like sea creature was humans’ oldest known ancestor

Researchers have identified traces of what they believe is the earliest known prehistoric ancestor of humans -- a microscopic, bag-like sea creature, which lived...

Archaeologists uncover new clues to Maya collapse

Using the largest set of radiocarbon dates ever obtained from a single Maya site, archaeologists have developed a high-precision chronology that sheds new light...

Why storms are becoming more dangerous as the climate warms

Researchers know that more, and more dangerous, storms have begun to occur as the climate warms. A team of scientists has reported an underlying...

First-ever discovered trilobite eggs paired with fossil of the segmented creature

For the past two years, Western Illinois University Assistant Professor of Geology Thomas Hegna has been part of a three-member team conducting research on...

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