Dec 31, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

Meet the amazing, beautiful and weird mammals, birds, insects, fishes, arthropods, sponges, amphibians and crustaceans discovered in 2012. Lesula monkey...

Dec 28, 2012 by Natali Anderson

A team of biologists from the University of Vigo, Spain, and the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park in Cuba, has identified two new species of Caribbean...

Dec 27, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

A new research published in the open access journal PLoS-ONE has revealed previously unknown differences in the food habits of saber-toothed cats and American...

Dec 27, 2012 by Enrico de Lazaro

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority have unearthed a temple and a cache of sacred vessels dating from around 738 BC during excavations...

Dec 27, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

According to a team of astronomers led by Dr Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo of Stanford University, so-called ‘ultramassive black holes’ may be more abundant...

Dec 27, 2012 by Natali Anderson

British scientists have identified for the first time a particular ‘secondary microflora component’ that helps give blue cheese its distinctive aroma. Blue...

Dec 26, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

European scientists have identified in mice a previously unknown group of brain nerve cells, or neurons, that regulate cardiovascular functions such as...

Dec 25, 2012 by Enrico de Lazaro

According to a team of scientists headed by Prof Guillermo Ortí of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the extinct megapiranha (Megapiranha paranensis)...

Dec 25, 2012 by Natali Anderson

The Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a spectacular view of one of the flattest galaxies known –...

Dec 25, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

U.S. scientists have discovered that a meteorite that fell over El Dorado County in northern California this past spring was the rarest type known to have...

Dec 24, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have captured a striking new image of the planetary nebula NGC 5189. This is the planetary nebula NGC...

Dec 24, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

7,000-year-old water wells unearthed in eastern Germany suggest that prehistoric farmers in Europe were skilled carpenters long before metal was discovered...

Dec 20, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

An international team of paleontologists has described a new species of mosasaur that lived in freshwater environments about 84 million years ago. According...

Dec 20, 2012 by Natali Anderson

Australian biologists have discovered two new species of lizards – the Elegant Rainbow Skink (Carlia decora) and the Orange-flanked Rainbow Skink...

Dec 19, 2012 by Natali Anderson

Astronomers led by Dr Mikko Tuomi of the University of Hertfordshire have discovered that the nearby star Tau Ceti may host five exoplanets – with...

Dec 18, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

Scientists at the University of Chicago’s Department of the Geophysical Sciences and Enrico Fermi Institute have found the radioactive isotope iron-60...

Dec 18, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

Emotion helps us recognize words more accurately and quicker, however, we do not remember emotionally intoned speech as accurately as neutral speech, according...

Dec 17, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

According to an international team of astronomers, bright X-ray flares in nearby galaxies, once assumed to indicate the presence of black holes, can in...

Dec 14, 2012 by Sergio Prostak

A miniature extraterrestrial version of the Nile River has been spotted on the largest moon of Saturn by ESA’s Cassini spacecraft. This Cassini image...

Dec 14, 2012 by Enrico de Lazaro

U.S.-Spanish scientists have found evidence of what they say is the oldest known camouflaging behavior in insects. This is an artist’s reconstruction...