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New “Roadrunner” Dinosaur Found

A new dinosaur species unearthed in China would have given Wile E. Coyote a run for his money. Nicknamed the roadrunner, the tiny dinosaur is one of the smallest and leggiest Alvarezsaurs ever to have roamed the Earth. Alvarezsaurs are known for their long-leg

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New Blind Snakes Found

New Blind Snakes Found

The genes of a newfound snake family suggest blind snakes lived on the island of Madagascar since, well, before it was an island. The discovery is helping to decode how these rarely seen—and barely seeing, though not completely blind—snakes came to colonize much of the plan

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“Roaming” Magnetic Fields Found

Weak magnetic fields are "roaming" across the universe, according to a new study that may have solved the mystery of where the huge magnetic fields around galaxies come from. Galaxies such as our Milky Way have their own large-scale magnetic fields. Although these fields are weak compared to p

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New Type of Human : X-woman

New Type of Human : X-woman

A new type of prehistoric human has been discovered via DNA from a child's pinky finger found in a central Asian cave, a new study says. "We had no inkling that this thing existed, and suddenly it's there. That in itself is a remarkable discovery," said Terry Brown, a geneticist at the Uni

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Splitting Cyclone Spotted on Neptune

Splitting Cyclone Spotted on Neptune

If the violent conditions observed so far are any indication, this weekend's weather forecast for Neptune can't be good. THE GIST: An extraterrestrial cyclone has been sighted at Neptune's south pole. Although the cyclone is thousands of miles wide, such events are similar to weather o

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