Researchers in Peru believe they have traced the origins of the Incas — the largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas — through the DNA of the modern-day descendants of their emperors.
Scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors
A four-month-old panda cub made her first public appearance at the Malaysian zoo where she was born, to the delight of visitors.
Panda cub makes public debut at Malaysia zoo
Don’t count on a shady parking spot to save a child left in the back seat on a hot day.
Even in shade, a car’s interior can get lethally hot
It was launched to the stars as a portrait of humanity: An alien’s guide to life on Earth and the wonderful, rich culture of its dominant species.
NASA's Golden Record may baffle alien life
The beginning of this week will see the next full Moon, known as the Flower Moon, brighten our skies the day after the second bank holiday weekend of the month.
Complete list of every full Moon in 2018, including May's Flower Moon
Beta-amyloid peptides, protein fragments that form naturally in the brain and clump into plaques in Alzheimer's disease patients, are thought to be responsible for neuron death, but it hasn't been clear how the substances kill cells.
Simulations show how beta-amyloid may kill neural cells
Scientists believe Earth's first snow fell some 2⅖ billion years ago. According to a new study, the flurries arrived as a result of a continental growth spurt.
Continental growth spurt spurred Earth's first snow
A butterfly is being reintroduced to England more than 40 years after becoming extinct.
Butterfly to be reintroduced to England after dying out more than 40 years ago
Beijing is slowly shedding its image as the world’s most polluted city. In 2013, it ranked as the 40th worst city for the particulate PM2.5 in the World Health Organization (WHO) global database.
Air contamination drops by 30 percent in China
Researchers from EPFL — one of two Federal Institutes of Technology in Switzerland — have developed tiny fibers made of elastomer that can incorporate materials like electrodes and nanocomposite polymers.
Elastic fiber filled with electrodes set to revolutionize smart clothes

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