Among the 3,000 fossils seized at a Brazilian port in 2013 was an almost complete skeleton from the pterosaur species Tupandactylus navigans, preserved in six limestone slabs.
Because the objects had a standardized weight, scientists suggest they were a form of currency used some 3,500 years ago.
A new study has found that cold-weather drownings are increasing sharply in warmer parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
In the Mojave Desert, a translucent crystal offers bryophytes much-needed respite from the heat of the sun.
The apex predator wasn’t a quick runner because of its heft, but its lanky limbs ensured it could amble efficiently for hours.
Next time you cook chicken, don’t rely on the color of the meat to tell you if it’s cooked enough to avoid food poisoning.
A banana might reasonably replace sports drinks for those of us who rely on carbohydrates to fuel exercise and speed recovery.