It might be no surprise that the coldest temperature on Earth was measured in Antarctica, but the latest and most-detailed global surface temperature maps reveal a spot on the South Pole that registered at minus 136 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 93.2 Celsius).
Researchers have learned that tiny fruit flies will actively lay their eggs on citrus fruits because parasitic wasps that feed on fruit fly larva are
Early universe might not be as dusty as previously believed, according to astronomers. The latest finding could mean that current theories on Universe
Though it may sound counter-intuitive, deforestation may provide better climate benefits for certain areas than if the trees were left standing,
Crocodiles and fishermen don't have much in common, but new research suggests that they both share the use of lures when looking to make a catch.
New research from the Shark Research Institute and the University of West Florida reports that sharks are able to comprehend body orientation and use
The Arctic Ocean has has long been known as a carbon sink, but a new study suggests that while the frigid waters do store large quantities of carbon,
Jupiter's moon Europa, one of the few planetary bodies in our solar system that is mostly likely to have the conditions to support some form of life,
An international team of researchers has designed a nanorobot that uses temperature changes to capture and release its tiny cargo.
The oldest recorded disease in medical history, gout, has long thought been thought to be a result of an overindulgent lifestyle; excessive drinking
Parents pass on their traumatic experiences to their offspring via their sperm and eggs, according to an animal study that could explain why some
Researchers have used sea coral to make improvements to bone grafts that make the structures more compatible with natural bone.
The Nature Conservancy purchased an island located in Lake Michigan it says represents a key layover for the birds that migrate through the Great
Atypically light snowfall over recent winters in Canada's subarctic regions has led many of the region's lakes to dry out, prompting researchers to
Humans age in a way not necessarily typical in the rest of nature, according to the results of a new study on aging habits of a range of species,
A European bumble bee species introduced in Chile in the 1990s to supplement the pollination efforts of native honeybees has grown into a certifiably
Eleven short-finned pilot whales found dead Sunday near Key West, Fla. are suspected to be part of the larger pod of 51 whales that stranded last week
A new species of wild cat has been identified in the jungles of Brazil, scientists reported Wednesday.
As hot as Hades, maybe not, but a new study by climate scientists from the University of Bristol says both Texas and Los Angeles share a climate
For many millennia, we humans have considered ourselves superior, primarily due to our large brains and our ability to reason. However, we might not
By discovering how pollution leads thunderstorms to leave larger, longer-lasting clouds in their wake, scientists have not only solved a long-standing
The sound of bubbles escaping from melting ice is so loud that scientists report the glacial fjords where the melting occurs are one of the loudest
Type E botulism has been linked with the death of at least 200-300 common loons in the eastern basin of Lake Ontario, according to The New York State
Fire ants use their bodies to build "super-intelligent" rafts that behave as both solids and liquids. Understanding the intelligence behind this
When it comes to smart design, nature has had a bit of a head-start, well about four billion years. It's no wonder then that scientists have decided
Crows are often called 'feathered primates' because they display extraordinary intelligence. Now, researchers have found that crows' brains are wired
Viagra- the little blue pill- not only helps men with erectile dysfunction, but could also help women cope with menstrual cramps, according to a new
Pregnant women who smoke marijuana have more than two fold higher risk of having a stillbirth, researchers have found.
Mindful meditation alters activity of genes that control inflammation, a team of researchers has found.
Aspartame can be safely consumed at current exposure levels, officials from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded after reviewing all