The gorgeous Bahamian islands may have actually been created by bacteria and sand all the way from the Sahara desert, according to a new study.
A "Red Tide" of harmful algae has been identified just off Florida's west coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials say that it is likely behind the large number of fish and sea turtle deaths recently reported by fishermen and beachgoers.
Researchers have discovered a new species of mayfly in southern India.
It is commonly thought that alcohol actually kills off bacteria, and in some cases this is true. However, microbes are also an instrumental part of the alcohol brewing processes, as proven by a recent study of a sake brewing facility.
"Light pollution" from artificial light in cities may affect the love lives of birds in the Viennese Forest, according to recent research.
A new study claims that only about eight percent of a person's DNA actually has some sort of function that impacts human life. The rest, they claim, is pretty-much just "junk" left over from millions of years of evolution.
Even the relatively minimal amount of radiation that was leaked during the Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster in 2011 is having a big impact on wild monkeys in the region. A new study has shown that monkeys in the Fukushima, Japan area are suffering from blood anomalies linked to nuclear fall-out.
Despite what we may think of alcohol, researchers have found that the traditionally sense-dulling compound actually sharpens human sense of smell - at least when drank in moderation.
Calcifiers like mollusks, starfish and corals are struggling to survive in a changing ocean as a result of climate change, according to new research.
It turns out that mammoths and mastodons were the hipsters of the Ice Age. These ancient proboscideans were homebodies, staying in one place rather than roaming like other ancient species, a new study suggests.
A new study on honeybees suggests that not all worker bees are hardworkers and that some are busier than others.
A researcher from the University of Alaska Fairbanks is conducting what is thought to be the first live field study of wood frogs - freeze tolerant amphibians who can survive extremely low temperatures until the spring thaw.
The remarkably sensitive hearing of parasitic flies helps them find their prey even in poorly lit environments. Now researchers think this same super-hearing could one day help deaf humans hear, as its unique mechanisms have inspired the next generation of hearing aids.
If you have entomophobia (the fear of bugs), you might want to look away. The world's biggest aquatic flying insect, with huge, gross pincers, has been discovered in China's Sichuan province, experts say.