Articles by Zoe Mintz
- Fossil Teeth Study Points To Unknown Common Ancestor Of Neanderthals And Humans
October 22 2013 1:25 PM
A new study that focused on the shape of dental fossils squashes some previous theories on the common ancestor between Neanderthals and modern humans.
- Breast Milk Protein May Prevent HIV In Babies
October 22 2013 11:32 AM
Scientists have identified a protein found in breast milk that can neutralize the HIV virus and potentially prevent it from being passed from mother to child.
- Galloping Dung Beetles Discovered In South Africa
October 21 2013 4:37 PM
Three species of dung beetles native to South Africa have "galloping" gaits that allow them to navigate to their burrows, new research suggests.
- More Than 300 Elephants Poisoned In Zimbabwe National Park
October 21 2013 2:21 PM
New images taken by hunters in Zimbabwe indicate widespread poisoning of elephants, and the crisis may include more than just small-fry poachers.
- Biological Clock May Illuminate Aging Process
October 21 2013 12:22 PM
A UCLA team created an internal clock using a naturally occurring process that alters DNA, and the results may shed light on cancer.
- 14-Year-Old Finds 3.85-Carat Diamond In State Park
October 21 2013 9:47 AM
Tana Clymer, 14, who visited Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Ark., Saturday afternoon with her family uncovered a 3.85-carat diamond that might be worth thousands.
- Ohio Man Accidentally Shoots Wife, Fight Captured On Camera
October 18 2013 4:21 PM
A fight that took place in Chardon, Ohio, between a man and his ex-wife's boyfriend ended with one man accidentally shooting his wife in the back.
- Lost Neanderthal Home Rediscovered On British Island
October 18 2013 2:38 PM
The archaeological is located on an island off the coast of Normandy, France.
- Exactly How Many Trees Are There In The Amazon Rain Forest?
October 18 2013 12:20 PM
A new estimate has answered two questions concerning how many trees there are in the Amazon and how many different species occur there.
- Who Is Tiona Rodriguez? Teen Caught With Dead Fetus In Bag At Victoria’s Secret
October 18 2013 10:26 AM
Tiona Rodriguez, 17, was caught carrying a dead fetus in her shopping bag at the Victoria's Secret store in Manhattan's Herald Square on Thursday afternoon.
- 1.8-Million-Year-Old Skull Suggests Human Ancestors Belonged To One Species
October 17 2013 4:35 PM
Analysis of a 1.8-million-year-old skull found in the republic of Georgia may provide enough evidence to rewrite human evolutionary history.
- Chimpanzees ‘Catch’ Yawns As They Grow Older
October 17 2013 3:02 PM
Chimpanzees experience contagious yawning as they grow older, a new study suggests.
- Marmosets Carry On Polite ‘Cooperative’ Conversations
October 17 2013 12:00 PM
Marmosets, monkeys native to South America, know when to speak their turn, can carry on polite conversations and are quite friendly, a new study suggests.
- Rare Saber-Toothed Whale Washes Ashore On Venice Beach
October 17 2013 9:48 AM
A 15-foot-long female Stejneger’s beaked whale typically seen in the Bering Sea and off the coast of Japan washed ashore Tuesday on Venice Beach.
- Special K May Be New ‘Revolutionary’ Antidepressant
October 16 2013 4:10 PM
A new study suggest the drug Lanicemine that acts like the popular party drug, Special K, may be able to treat depression.
- 520-Million-Year-Old Arthropod Fossil Reveals Earliest Known Central Nervous System
October 16 2013 1:14 PM
The fossilized remains of a 520-million-year-old extinct arthropod contained the earliest known complete nervous system.
- Half-Ton Chunk Of ‘Chelyabinsk Meteorite’ Pulled From Lake
October 16 2013 11:46 AM
A 1,255-pound fragment of what may belong to the “Chelyabinsk Meteorite” was removed from Lake Chebarkul in central Russia on Wednesday.
- 18-Foot Oarfish Found Off Catalina Island
October 15 2013 4:43 PM
A marine science instructor snorkeling off Catalina Island came across the 18-foot oarfish, which most likely died of natural causes.
- ‘Ghost’ Cloud, UFO Sightings From Secret Russian Missile Launch?
October 15 2013 12:31 PM
Images captured at the International Space Station of an unusual cloud have been linked to a secret trial takeoff of a Russian missile.
- New Species Of Giant Amazon Fish Discovered In Brazil
October 14 2013 5:08 PM
A new species of a giant air-breathing fish known scientifically as an arapaima leptosome has been discovered by scientists from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, N.Y.