The new galaxy, EGS8p7, the farthest from Earth so far, is causing scientists to reconsider their ideas regarding the universe's early evolution.
Scientists plan to clone giant pandas from Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland in hopes of saving the endangered species.
Fire ants in South Carolina team up to survive flooding waters.
A new mammal species that has been dubbed the "hog-nosed rat" for its prominent flat pink, pig-like nose has been discovered in a remote part of Indonesia.
Thirty years after Russia's Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded and released massive amounts of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, driving human inhabitants to permanently abandon the area, this so-called "dead zone" has become home to multiple thriving wildlife populations.
Aerosol particles ejected into the air following volcanic eruptions can trigger rainfall shortages that ultimately alter river systems worldwide.
A film project in northern California that intended to prove or disprove the existence of Bigfoot has snagged rare footage of what is said to be the rare Humboldt marten, which was considered for Endangered Species Act coverage last spring.
CRISPR, a gene-editing system, could have serious consequences if rapidly spreading genes end up in the wrong species.
Paul Walker, a Hollywood actor who met an untimely death in 2013 after appearing in films since the late '90s, was a marine biology fan and had studied it in community college. His foundation recently presented awards at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Open University researchers have been working to create a new type of biodegradable single-use plastic carrier bag compossed of cornstarch that aims to reduce the amount of gardbage filling landfills each year.
The illegal trade of exotic fauna is having profound effects on declining cacti populations worldwide.
Researchers from Oxford, Exeter and other universities say that by using light in a nonvolatile way, they have developed a memory chip that stores data permanently and can process faster.
Since plants have been bred without their natural defenses, researchers are making a series of suggestions on how to better protect them and enhance agricultural sustainability.
Pathogen-carrying ticks are hitching rides from Central and South America on migratory birds.
University of Exeter scientists recently added more learnings to an idea that has been around for a bit--that butterfly wings collect warmth from the sun, helping the creature to survive. The researchers are using that information to design solar panels.