“Lethally Hot” Earth Was Devoid of Life—Could It Happen Again?
Extinctions during the early Triassic period left Earth a virtual wasteland, largely because life literally couldn’t take the heat,...0
Arctic Sea Ice Collapse Triggers Record Greenland Icesheet Melt
This year’s record melt in northern latitudes has surprised – even shocked – many climate scientists. While most of...
Watch Out Urbanites, Here Come the Carnivores
Raccoons, skunks, possums and certain other animals have long been city dwellers, but now larger wild carnivores are moving...
Did Eating Meat Make Us Human?
Fragments of a 1.5-million-year-old skull from a child recently found in Tanzania suggest early hominids weren’t just occasional carnivores...
Indo-Australian Tectonic Plate Is Breaking in Pieces
An 8.7 earthquake that struck west of Indonesia on April 11 was the biggest of its kind ever recorded...
Fossil Forest May Sprout Again as the Arctic Warms
A fossilized forest that flourished more than 2.5 million years ago could return to life thanks to a warming...
Religion ‘No Longer Adequate’ for the Dalai Lama
When His Holiness the Dalai Lama (HHDL) posted on Facebook recently that “religion is no longer adequate,” every journalist...
Immortality Studies Centered at UC Riverside Get $5-Million Gift
Even a multimillion-dollar donation does not ensure a spot in heaven. Or at least that’s what most religions believe....
Sediment Cores From Antarctic Seabed Reveal Ancient Rain Forest
Drilling of the seabed off Antarctica has revealed that rainforest grew on the frozen continent 52 million years ago,...
Century of Drought May Be Ahead
A drought that gripped western North America from 2000 to 2004 was the worst since the Middle Ages, but...