Learn more about the brain of a fish--or a threatened white-tailed deer--and log information about endangered species for scientists, next fishing trip?
A collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey and four West Coast universities will aim to turn an earthquake early-warning system tested since 2006 toward the public. How much more will geological studies learn?
With proper management of coral reefs that defend Pacific Islands and provide important sea health and climate records, the reefs might be able to continue growing vertically.
These 19-inch, flightless birds, the only penguins in the Northern Hemisphere, just might be better off as a result of wind and ocean current shifts in the last 30 years, a researcher says.
Rice crops have been battling a deadly bacterial blight for over a century - one that decimates crops and can leave entire farms in ruin. Now researchers think that affected regions may finally stand a chance after discovering a rare mechanism that leave some lucky plants resistant to infection.
No, it isn't the End of Days, but we are likely living during what experts will later refer to as one of the largest extinction events in Earth's history - an unexpected addition to prehistory's "Big Five" mass extinctions.
For a fish that takes up to 10 months to develop, researchers have new findings on how this Antarctic creature would fare in warmer water and elevated carbon.
Scientists studying vitellogenin--a protein found in all egg-laying species--including fish, poultry, reptiles, amphibians and other insects--have learned that queen bees naturally innoculate young. They think this opens doors to giving pollinator vaccines.
In an examination of tree-growth records worldwide dating to 1948, most were shown to need time to recover after drought. Certain parts of California and the Mediterranean fared better. How will this affect the timeline?
All of the bees that died in Portland, Ore. were near linden trees, a type of tree often sprayed to control aphids and the insects' sticky residue.
Ah, rarity. We like it so. A blue moon won't appear again until 2018, and in wildfire areas it might appear to be red, because the particles thrown into the air by fire affect the color spectrum.
After studying deep-core sediment and creating maps of the Chesapeake region stretching back millions of years, researchers say that a long-held theory that Washington, D.C. is sinking faster toward the sea than most other coastal U.S. cities, and an existing theory that ice-sheet melt contributed to this--are both true.
June 29 is Global Tiger Day--a recognition of the big cats that began in 2010, after a global summit on the tiger in St. Petersburg, when tiger numbers worldwide were estimated at 3200. With poaching as tigers' biggest threat, and some countries unaware of their tiger numbers, can we solidify numbers soon, considering that three of tigers' nine subspecies are now extinct?
In many parts of the world, education is the #1 factor associated with awareness of climate change. But there are regional distinctions, and countries vary in terms of why people do or don't know the word and phenomenon. More here from a global poll done by researchers from Yale, Columbia, Utah State, Princeton, U-Mass-Amherst, and Academica Sinica in Taiwan.