It could be an optimistic image, or it could just be how light scatters. But it's still amazing to know that Pluto has a blue atmospheric haze and that it has areas of water ice, as New Horizons images recently revealed.
Managing the Earth’s environment based on predicted outcomes can be tricky and preventative measures often backfire. Researchers suggest taking an adaptive management approach.
A new study confirms that a well-preserved fetus and soft tissues were found in 48-million-year-old fossils of a small horse-like species.
Embedded in the genetic code of several snake species was DNA that generally controls the development and growth of limbs in other animals.
Have you ever wondered why giraffes have such long necks? It turns out modern giraffes underwent a series of vertebrae elongation stages that ultimately gave them their extremely long necks.
A rare albino Risso's calf was recently spotted swimming with its mother in Monterey Bay, Calif.
Foot and hand bones of Homo naledi, an extinct human ancestor, suggest that the early humans walked up right on two feet and climbed trees.
Over the past five years, more than 200 new species have been found in the Eastern Himalayas and noted in scientific studies.
Stone tools and several layers of civilization were recently turned up by foraging pigs' persistent snouts on the island of Islay in Scotland. The findings show that our previous ideas of the earliest settlements there were quite mistaken.
American eels have a fascinating story: They live their lives in freshwater, but start out in the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic, and return there to spawn. Considering that they go there from Venezuela, Greenland and in between, their trek is right up there with salmons'. FWS talks about the continued efforts to build habitats and improve routes.
Two new frog species have been discovered Misool Island in the Indonesian part of New Guinea, an area of vast biodiversity.
It turns out Eurasian reed warblers rely on a geomagnetic map to point them in the right direction during their spring migrations.
Thanks to conservation efforts, endangered Sonoran desert tortoise populations have rebounded, and will be removed from the list of federally protected species.
The new galaxy, EGS8p7, the farthest from Earth so far, is causing scientists to reconsider their ideas regarding the universe's early evolution.