This Danish Punk Band Just Went Country…And That’s A Good Thing

For any band, shifting musical direction is a huge moment. For some it definitely works—could you imagine The Beatles pumping out A Hard Day's Night clones for decades?–and for others, even iconic musicians, it can be an earsplitting disaster. » 7/30/14 7:00pm 7/30/14 7:00pm

Ice Age Fossils Are Being Unearthed By L.A.'s Subway Construction

A 65-foot deep shaft being dug for Los Angeles's newest subway line is filled with buried treasure. The so-called Subway to the Sea is still nine miles from the beach, but excavation has already revealed some creatures from the ocean floor… the prehistoric ocean floor! » 3/06/14 2:40pm 3/06/14 2:40pm

Ice Sheets Were Terrifyingly Thick 20,000 Years Ago

Since our planet was born, it's gone through periods of extreme cold known as ice ages—but you might not realise just how of the cold stuff came with them. Spoiler: a lot. » 6/14/13 5:32am 6/14/13 5:32am

Ice Age People Used Human Skulls As Cups

Bones recently excavated at a cave in Southwestern England show that some 14,700 years ago, people used human skulls as cups. The people of the Ice Age even had the decency to clean the skulls of any soft tissue and use stone tools to shape the skulls to be more cup-like. Resourceful, I guess. [PLoS One via Wired] » 2/17/11 9:40am 2/17/11 9:40am

Scientists Clone Mouse from Damaged Frozen Cells, Mammoth, Sabertooth…

Apparently, genetic scientist Teruhiko Wakayama hasn't read Jurassic Park, as he is working to create technology to clone mammoths, sabertooth tigers, giant deers, and steppe lions from frozen genetic material. The DNA in cells subjected to permafrost gets extremely damaged, making it impossible to use for cloning.… » 11/04/08 11:00am 11/04/08 11:00am