Earlier today, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that a new imported case of Ebola has developed in an American health worker. His chances of survival look positive, and experts are saying that his blood, along with the blood of other survivors, could potentially help treat the disease.
A pair of prairie butterflies from Minnesota have just gained protection under the Endangered Species Act, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced Thursday.
In a stunning turn of events, it has been scientifically confirmed that the offspring of a virgin captive snake named Thelma are hers and hers alone, boasting no genetic information from a male parent. This is a remarkably rare example of a "virgin birth," a natural phenomenon that still leaves experts scratching their heads.
Apparently when salamanders party, everyone's invited. At least, that was the case for a recent shindig in Missouri where a hoard of salamanders piled up on a homeowner's doorstep for a surprise visit.
Lost for more than 70 years, two World War II ships have just been found in North Carolina waters, according to a NOAA-led study, providing a rare window into a historic military battle and underwater landscape.
Nevada's ongoing drought continues to make food scarce in the mountains, forcing hungry black bears to openly forage in the middle of town, sometimes in the most unusual places, reports say.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released an updated report on tuberculosis prevalence across the globe, finding that there are almost half-a-million more cases of the illness than previously thought.
A new series of DNA analyses have revealed the possible beginnings of an invasion of Lake Michigan, with evidence of Asian carp showing up in a pair of Michigan tributaries.
The first orca calf born in the last two years to an endangered pod of killer whales is missing and presumed dead just weeks after its birth, experts said on Tuesday.
Well this is going to be embarrassing for everyone involved... Remember those dangerous pesticides that experts are blaming for the tragic mass death of our pollinators? It turns out that they aren't even all that good at their job, leaving coated crops no better off than if they were left untreated.
The nose knows... and cures paralysis to boot! That's at least according to a recent miraculous case where researchers used a paralyzed man's nose cells to help him regain some sensation and voluntary movement .
Australia's plan for creating a vast marine reserve off Antarctica has gained less ground, but the country said Monday it's still hopeful in the sanctuary's success.
Behind the beautiful and iconic golden death mask he was buried in, ancient Egypt's "boy king" Tutankhamun was an ugly and ailing human being, according to new 3-D modeling based on his remains.
Surveillance traps are showing that the brown marmorated stink bug - a harmful pest for farmers and a smelly nuisance for home owners - continues to gradually invade southwest Michigan even as weather grows colder.
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently donated a total of two million dollars to the ocean conservation group known as Oceans 5. But this is no isolated donation, the renowned celebrity is also a well-respected environmental advocate, and has made numerous donations and earned significant accolades over the years.