Oldest Human DNA Ever Sequenced Could Rewrite Human Evolutionary Tree

Photo credit: © Kennis & Kennis/Madrid Scientific Films It now seems like the Sima de los Huesos remains were likely from Neanderthals. Researchers have managed to...

This Week in Science (Feb. 21 – 28)

This is a collection of the 10 best and most popular stories from science and technology over the past 7 days. Scroll down and...

In the News: Defend Salman Rushdie Against Iranian Fatwa and Bounty

In Defence of Salman Rushdie, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB), 2016-02-25 We […] are outraged to learn that forty state-run media outlets in Iran have raised $600,000 (£420,000) to add as bounty to Ayatollah Khomeini’s death fatwa on the...

Dinosaur Survived A Record Number Of Bone Fractures

Photo credit: Leandra Walters An artist's impression showing the multiple injury points. You should have seen the other guy! Two paleontologists have uncovered evidence that a...

SpaceX Will Attempt Its Latest Rocket Launch Today – Here’s How To Watch It...

Photo credit: SpaceX SpaceX hasn't yet performed a successful barge landing. Here we go again: SpaceX will attempt to launch the SES-9 mission on a Falcon 9 rocket...

Researchers Are Using Tarantula Venom To Design New Painkillers

Photo credit: asawinimages/Shutterstock Tarantula venom may be surprisingly useful. The search for safer, more effective and non-addictive painkillers has led scientists to an unlikely source: tarantula...

Scientists Create Synthetic Bacteria With Only 473 Genes

Photo credit: Shutterstock A team, led by synthetic biologists at the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, California, have come up with an answer...

Atheist of the Year Award 2016, Poland

Atheist of the Year Award 2016 Call for nominations (open February 1st, 2016) We are pleased to announce that, for the third time already, the Atheist...

Watch Physicist Brian Greene Explain Gravitational Waves To Stephen Colbert

Theoretical physicist Brian Greene makes an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where the two banter about the historic discovery of gravitational...

Study Suggests Getting Circumcised Doesn’t Make Your Wiener Less Sensitive After All

Health and Medicine Photo credit: Circumcision is a topic that often splits opinions. andrey_l/Shutterstock Getting the snip is a touchy subject, but a new study into the tactile receptiveness of pruned peckers has...