Synchrotron-based X-ray tomographic microscopy revealed structures typical of red algae. / STEFAN BENGTSON The origins of plants may go back hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to fossil evidence. Ancient rocks from India suggest plants resembling red algae lived 1.6 billion years ago in what was then […]


The gold-decorated socket of a Bronze Age spearhead emerges from the soil in Scotland. Credit: GUARD Archaeology, Limited Excavations during the construction of two soccer fields in Scotland have turned up a rare discovery — a Bronze-Age weapon hoard, including a notched bronze sword and a gold-decorated spearhead. The weapons, which likely […]


Credit: Katie Flowers The discovery of a new shark species in Belize waters comes as a reminder of the need to protect the waters around the Central American country, home to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve system, the longest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere. The Belize Fisheries Department and […]