Byline: By MALCOLM RITTER

NEW YORK — A fossil from Ethiopia is letting scientists look millions of years into our evolutionary history — and they see a face peering back...

‘Zombie cells’ may play role in aging

5/15/19

NEW YORK — Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die.As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that...

NEW YORK — Nearly 40 years after it was found by a monk in a Chinese cave, a fossilized chunk of jawbone has been revealed as coming from a...

NEW YORK — Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and...

NEW YORK — Hey Kitty! Yes, you. A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names.No surprise to you or most cat...

NEW YORK — Scientists report that a fish can pass a standard test of recognizing itself in a mirror — and they raise a question about what that...

NEW YORK — It looks a bit like a hashtag, but it’s 73,000 years old. And scientists say this tiny sketch found in a South African cave is the...

NEW YORK — Ancient periods of cold and dry climate helped our species replace Neanderthals in Europe, a study suggests.Researchers found that such...

Researcher: Bones may be Earhart’s

3/9/18

NEW YORK — Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite likely to be remains from famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new analysis...

NEW YORK — From the murky depths of Spanish caves comes a surprising insight: Neanderthals created art.That’s been proposed before, but experts say...

Scientists succeed in cloning monkeys

1/25/18

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, researchers have used the cloning method that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing...

Study: Game rigged vs. Neanderthals

10/31/17

NEW YORK — What killed off the Neanderthals? It’s a big debate, and now a study says that no matter what the answer, they were doomed anyway.Our...

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