Pit Filled With Thousands Of Ice Age Bones Will Be Opened To Scientists

A sinkhole in Wyoming where countless Ice Age animals fell to their deaths is finally being opened to scientists. A veritable paleontological trove, the 85-foot-deep pit contains the bones of tens of thousands of animals – some of which lived more than 100,000 years ago. » 7/26/14 4:00pm Saturday 4:00pm

We've Observed Mars for Decades, But Still Have No Big Theories

Mars geologist Phil Christensen says we're still short on understanding the red planet. "The devil continues to be in the details," he said at this week's Eighth International Conference on Mars. Astrobiologist David Des Marais said Mars research today adds up to "lots of observations but no overarching… » 7/26/14 1:00pm Saturday 1:00pm

The Mysterious Molecular Structures Found in City Layouts

Did you know that, from the air, the arrangement and structure of Boston's buildings, and the positioning of those buildings relative to one another, looks a lot like the molecular structure of an "amorphous liquid"? Seattle and L.A. do, too. Chicago, with its rigid grid system, apparently looks like glass. » 7/25/14 4:30pm Friday 4:30pm

Tylenol No More Effective Than Placebo in Treatment of Back Pain

A 3.5-year, double-dummy, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, conducted across 235 primary care centers in Sydney Australia has found that paracetamol (trade name: Tylenol, aka acetaminophen), one of the most widely used analgesics in the world, is no more effective in the treatment of back pain than placebo. » 7/24/14 3:40pm Thursday 3:40pm

A Lego Pirate Is Sacrificed To A Colossal Wave In The Name of Science

Rogue waves are a little-understood phenomenon of ocean dynamics. The colossal swells, which seem to appear out of nowhere in otherwise calm seas, were reported for centuries before their existence was confirmed in 1995. To better understand them, scientists have recently taken to modeling the strange swells with wave… » 7/23/14 6:00pm Wednesday 6:00pm

Watch This Whale Lift A Kayak Clear Out Of The Water

Two kayakers in Argentina were paddling off the coast of Puerto Madryn recently, when a whale took sudden interest in their boat, swam beneath their vessel, and lifted it gently from the water. » 7/23/14 11:43am Wednesday 11:43am