A global summit of 500 of the world's leading water scientists concluded four-day conference in Bonn, Germany with a stark message: Without major reforms, the majority of the people on Earth will "be living under the handicap of severe pressure on fresh water." The scientists said the "handicap will be self-inflicted and is, we believe, entirely avoidable."
By measuring the absorption of very high-energy gamma rays by supermassive black holes located in the centers of galaxies, called blazars, researchers
Memory deficits linked to Alzheimer’s disease were reversed in mice treated with an anti-cancer drug, according to researchers at the University of
Hominins, the early forebears of humanity, may have started walking upright in order to better navigate the rugged landscape of East and South
In the search for Earth-like planets, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Caltech have proposed a method to identify unique
Scientists say they've found bacteria growing in the Canadian arctic at below freezing temperatures, making it the coldest environment bacteria have
Nearly 5,000 cave paintings likely made by hunter-gathers were discovered in a mountain range in northeastern Mexico near the U.S. border, surprising
For the first time, scientists have created a topographical map of Saturn’s largest moon Titan, giving researchers a crucial tool in learning more
All it took was one single change in a known pigment gene for the white tiger to get its striking color, according to new research from a Chinese
March 23 marks the thirteenth annual World Turtle Day, as decreed by the organization American Tortoise Rescue in order to better protect the animal
Magnetars, the ultra-dense remains of dead stars with extremely strong magnetic fields, are not as uncommon as astronomers once believed after a
A surprising friendship between an insect-eating pitcher plant and ants that live on them shows the two teaming up against mosquito larvae in order to
Even as Chinese officials appear to have brought the outbreak of the latest strain of bird flu known as H7N9 under control, experts are warning that
The mighty T. rex likely killed like a crocodile, using its jaws to dismember prey by violently thrashing its massive head side-to-side. But new
President Barack Obama brought attention to the accomplishments of Sally Ride, the first American woman in Space, by posthumously bestowing upon her
Salamanders can regrow limbs, spinal cords, and parts of vital organs like the brain and heart, and a new study points to the salamander's immune
A new study has found that iodine deficiency during pregnancy slows the mental development of the child.
Parents who share a bed with their baby could be increasing the child’s risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death, as
Boys diagnosed with ADHD may be as much as twice as likely to be obese as adults, report scientists from the Child Study Center at NYU Longone Medical
Loss of wetland habitats and hunting led to the extinction of cranes in Britain, but a conservation project rearing the birds in captivity reports a
A 128-pound Burmese python as long as three grown men was caught and killed in Florida, where officials say the 18-foot, 8 inch snake is the longest
Researchers in a Harvard laboratory have learned how to manipulate the formation of nanocrystals to grow sub-microscopic "gardens" of intricate,
Russia’s “space ark” returned to Earth on Sunday after a month spent in orbit roughly 345 miles above the planet’s surface.
Death due to extreme temperatures brought on by climate change could rise as much as 30 percent in Manhattan by the 2080s.
Tornadoes cropped up throughout the Midwest last Sunday as part of a storm system that stretched from Texas to Minnesota, ultimately killing one and
Astronomers have spotted an X-ray binary star system that scientists believe could help unlock several of the Universe’s mysteries.
Despite the fact that 99 percent of Earth’s land ice is locked up in the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, the remaining ice in the world’s
The smellier you are, the more attractive you are to malaria-carrying mosquitoes, a new study said Thursday.
Powerful tornadoes in north Texas killed six and injured more than 100 others Wednesday night in a area west of the Dallas / Fort Worth region,
A gray whale spotted in a never-before-seen location -- the southern hemisphere off the coast of Namibia in Walvis Bay -- is astonishing news for
Newly discovered fossils in Tanzania may help explain what led to the split between hominoids (large tailless primates, including today's gorillas,
Hidden beneath the thick canopy of trees of the Honduran rain forests, a team of researchers believe they have spotted what may be the remains of the
African frogs, originally imported for early 20th century pregnancy tests in laboratories and hospitals, carried a deadly disease to the U.S. and is
Ocean warming is having a global impact on what’s for dinner, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.
A decades-long study of harvester ants has offered a view into the collective behavior of ant colonies and gives unprecedented examples of the natural
Yellowstone’s grizzlies are devouring the national park’s migratory elk at increasing rates and the reason appears to lie in the shrinking numbers
A dramatic new image released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO)-operated Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) in Chile reveals stunning
Joe Azougar, 30, was sitting on the front porch of his cabin in northern Ontario with his new German Shepherd Ace when the two of them were charged by
The origins of the ancient Minoans who inhabited the the island of Crete have long been shrouded in history with speculations varying anywhere from
Scientists have gained an understanding of the unique cellular and molecular mechanisms behind tooth regeneration in American alligators. Hailing
The evolution of the human brain is not, contrary to popular belief, a matter of the size of the frontal lobes, argues anthropologist Robert Barton of
There are two viruses currently causing a stir among health officials - one of which is based mainly in the Middle East and the other in China.
The evolution of swimming sea creatures into walking land animals was not as complex a process as previous explanations make it seem, according to a
A study of the Hawaiian petrel, a seabird that spends the majority of its life foraging for food over the open ocean, has revealed that over time the
Early hominins’ middle ear structure may have looked a lot like that found in humans today, according to a new study led by Binghamton University
As billions of 17 year cicadas prepare to emerge from the ground in North America and across the globe in Madagascar biblical plagues of locusts are
The risk of earthquake and tsunamis devastating the coastlines along the western Indian Ocean is greater than previously thought, according to a new
The largest solar flare recorded this year erupted from the Sun's northeastern limb on Sunday, as our star enters the peak of its 11-year weather
According to a new study, numbers of common plants and animals will see a huge dip in this century due to climate changes.
Owning a pet, especially a dog, can improve one's heart health, according to a new statement by the American Heart Association.
Researchers at University of Michigan have found a way to make mosquitoes resistant to malaria. The latest study found that the mosquitoes can be
An international team of researchers has found direct evidence of pear-shaped nuclei in atoms. It might not seem like much, but it could be big news ,
Researchers have now sequenced the entire genome of a Scarlet macaw, which will provide unique insight into the birds' evolution.
Think you have good hearing? You're practically deaf compared to the aural prowess of the greater wax moth, which is capable of detecting sound
Houston officials are in a panic over the discovery of a giant African land snail in a resident’s backyard.
A genetic study of two types of frog tadpoles - a cannibalistic carnivore and a humble algae eater - may play a role in furthering our understanding
Bat populations devastated by the killer "white-nose syndrome" are being offered a novel and unnatural form shelter at a Maine wildlife reserve, but
Some good news has come from California, where this year an unprecedented number of emaciated sea lion pups have been found washed ashore and on the
Two critically engendered tortoise species from Madagascar are facing even greater risk because of illegal animal trafficking, according to a
A factory that collects blood, guts and manure and uses flies to reproduce upon the waste to create animal feed is causing quite a buzz.
A disease responsible for killing entire crops of cassava has moved as far south as Angola and may be looking westward into Nigeria, the world’s
Yes, you read it right. The skeleton of a stolen 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar was returned Monday to its homeland in Mongolia.
A new study has found that plants communicate through nanomechanical vibrations and help neighboring plants grow well even when other forms of
Diminishing snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere is a threat to numerous species of plants and animals that depend on the snow blanket for survival,
A female anteater that gave birth despite the absence of a male partner at a zoo in Connecticut has zoo officials puzzled, offering a bizarre
Even as scientists warn of the impending loss of thousands of species of plants and animals due to climate change, conservation efforts continue to
Common technology used in smartphones is now helping veterinarians monitor the condition of horses given anesthesia.
Constructions workers in Southern California recently discovered a rare, fossilized bison skeleton while working on a state highway.
When two scientists set about researching rainfall patterns across during the last ice age, they didn’t plan on the making the discovery they did:
Rising tick populations in the America have reached possible record numbers, with some people reporting seeing more this spring than ever before. The
Despite the fact that trace gases and aerosols are known to have a major influence on the environment, up until this point, the required data in order
According to a new research, non-smokers staying at hotel rooms with partial smoking bans have an increased risk of being exposed to tobacco.
Turns out, that old "practice makes perfect" adage may be overblown.
Could cows be out of business?
A closer look at the internal structure and cell movement inside a living frog embryo yielded insights scientists believe could help in the fight
Turns out, that old "practice makes perfect" adage may be overblown.
A new study has found that reducing calories prevents loss of brain cells and slows down cognitive decline.
Women who have experienced a psychological trauma are most likely to have anxiety attacks and negative thoughts at a particular time of their
The ability to detect motion and filter out distractions is a better indicator of intelligence, a new study says. Researchers found that a person's
Angelina Jolie’s announcement on Tuesday regarding her decision to undergo a double mastectomy due to her genetic predisposition to develop breast