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What flowers looked like 100 million years ago

Flowering plants with at least 300,000 species are by far the most diverse group of plants on Earth. They include almost all the species...

Dinosaur-era plant found alive in North America for first time

Imagine you're at work and suddenly, a cheetah pokes its head through your window. That's about what Richard McCourt, PhD, and his colleagues dealt with...

World’s oldest plant-like fossils show multicellular life appeared earlier than thought

Scientists at the Swedish Museum of Natural History have found fossils of 1.6 billion-year-old probable red algae. The spectacular finds, publishing on 14 March...

What happens when you steam a planet?

The media often imply that the goal of the hunt for extrasolar planets is to find a rocky planet about the size of Earth...

Probing giant planets’ dark hydrogen

Hydrogen is the most-abundant element in the universe. It's also the simplest--sporting only a single electron in each atom. But that simplicity is deceptive,...

Giant Blobs of Rock, Deep Inside the Earth, Hold Important Clues...

Two massive blob-like structures lie deep within Earth, roughly on opposite sides of the planet. The two structures, each the size of a continent...

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