Oldest known upright ape found in Germany

World / Science & Health Nov 7, 2019

Oldest known upright ape found in Germany

The remains of an ancient ape found in a Bavarian clay pit suggest that humans' ancestors began standing upright millions of years earlier than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday. An international team of researchers says the fossilized partial skeleton of a male ape that lived ...

The science of zombies: Will the undead rise?

World / Science & Health Nov 1, 2019

The science of zombies: Will the undead rise?

Hordes of brain-munching undead terrorizing neighborhoods make for fun television and movies, but zombies could never be real ... or could they? There are, in fact, a growing number of documented examples in the animal kingdom of parasites that change their hosts' behavior — and ...

'Water bears' may be living on the moon

World / Science & Health Aug 7, 2019

'Water bears' may be living on the moon

There might be life on the moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, extreme cold and decades without food. These terrifying-sounding beings aren't aliens but instead microscopic Earthlings known as tardigrades, who likely made it out alive ...