Ten Science Stories That Changed Our Decade

There is no doubt that science has become more like science fiction in the past decade, with amazing innovations and discoveries that increased our understanding of the universe. We list ten of the biggest science stories from the past decade. » 12/18/09 5:30pm 12/18/09 5:30pm

Discovery of 4.4-Million-Year-Old Hominid "Ardi" Is Greatest Scientific…

Venerable journal Science has announced its top breakthroughs of 2009, and topping the list is a breakthrough in evolutionary biology. It's the discovery of Ardipithecus ramidus, a 4.4-million-year-old hominid skeleton that reveals how homo sapiens' ancient ancestors looked and lived. » 12/17/09 2:24pm 12/17/09 2:24pm

New Fossil Discovery is the Closest We've Come to the Missing Link

Humanity has a new older sister. A fossilized skeleton of Ardipithecus ramidus or "Ardi" predates Lucy by over a million years. The discovery has led to new insights about human evolution, suggesting previously unknown relationships to our chimpanzee brethren. » 10/01/09 11:59am 10/01/09 11:59am