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May 24, 2017
Scientists Say They Know How Whales Got So Huge
Scientists have solved a mystery that baffled them about the biggest of whales and how they evolved. A new study Tuesday says ...
May 22, 2017
'Winged' snake species from 5 million years ago discovered
A new species of snake that lived roughly 5 million years ago has been discovered at a fossil site in Tennessee. A study ...
May 09, 2017
Scientists in South Africa reveal more on human-like species
A species belonging to the human family tree whose remnants were first discovered in a South African cave in 2013 lived ...
April 26, 2017
Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says
A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought — more than ...
April 17, 2017
Correction: Dino Discovery story
In a story April 14 about a newly named dinosaur, The Associated Press erroneously attached photos from a different fossil ...
April 13, 2017
Hunter's find leads to discovery of prehistoric sea creature
A fossil found by an elk hunter in Montana nearly seven years ago has led to the discovery of a new species of prehistoric ...
April 12, 2017
Reptile fossils hint at wide diversity of dinosaur ancestors
Fossils of a four-legged, meat-eating reptile are helping paint a more complicated picture of the ancestry of dinosaurs than ...
March 15, 2017
Watch out: Mammals shrink when Earth heats up, study says
Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists worry it could happen again. Warm-blooded animals ...
February 03, 2017
Texas votes to keep science lessons challenging evolution
The Texas Board of Education has moved closer to tweaking — but still preserving — high school science curriculum ...
February 01, 2017
Long-running Texas evolution debate has big classroom impact
The Texas Board of Education on Wednesday voted preliminarily to ease — but not completely eliminate — state high school ...
January 31, 2017
Texas mulls changing science standards questioning evolution
The Texas Board of Education will decide whether to scrap a requirement that public schools teach high school students to ...
January 30, 2017
Federal utility TVA going to trial over pollution claims
Environmental groups are taking the Tennessee Valley Authority to trial over waste ash from an aging coal-fired power plant ...