Paleontologists finally have the key to filling in the gaps in sea cow evolution: the fossil of an ancient manatee in a slab of pavement on a Spanish street. The fossil was found in the stone slabs that had been laid down over two decades ago in the town of Girona in northern Spain.
Don’t take it the wrong way, but your cat doesn’t get you and is maybe even a bit scared of you. You may love them unconditionally, but cats are natural solitary creatures with no understanding of social cues and human behavior
The answer to mosquito-borne illnesses? Perhaps even more mosquitoes.
Famous explorer Sir John Franklin led 129 men in an expedition that took them from their homeland in Great Britain to the Canadian Arctic. Two ships sailed, zero returned, and only a tragic tale of cannibalism drifted back to shore.
Vanderbilt scientists have developed a probe that causes brain cells to glow in the dark. The key ingredient in this research? A bioluminescent species of shrimp. Carl Johnson, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences, spearheaded the research that was published in the journal Nature Communications on October 27, 2016.
The planet has been losing a vast number of animals in the last few decades. To be more specific, 58 percent of the global wildlife population have perished since 1970, according to the recently released Living Planet Report 2016.
In many parts of the world, the dog -- any dog -- is man’s best friend. However, in Spain, an ancient breed of hunting dog called galgos are being horrifically abused; thousands are killed and many more are abandoned.
A new study published in BioScience have proposed that Mary Shelley's gothic novel, Frankenstein, is based on a fundamental principle of biology. Frankenstein and the Horrors of Competitive Exclusion supports Victor Frankenstein’s decisions in one of the most iconic scenes in the novel where he denies his creation, the nameless Creature reanimated from human corpses, his request for a mate.
Scientists have revealed the original surface of what is considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. Found at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, the tomb had not been seen since it was enclosed in 1555.
There is now a new research that proposes a revolutionary method to scrub carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to combat global warming. Cornell researchers proposed utilizing a "bioenergy-biochar system" that could eliminate carbon dioxide from the atmosphere until other removal methods become economically accessible. This groundbreaking research appeared in the Oct. 21 edition of Nature Communications.
Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, a young veterinary officer on his way to train as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Valcartier during World War I, couldn't have predicted that a stopover on Aug. 24, 1914 at White River, Ontario, would make him the owner of a seven-month-old bear cub.
A tropical parrot bone has been discovered in Siberia, giving rise to the theory that these birds might have once populated even this icy region of Eurasia. Found in the Baikal region, the bone dates back to 16 and 18 million years ago.
Incidents in the Bermuda Triangle have made headlines since Vincent Gaddis coined the term in February 1964, attributing any ships or airplanes that have gone missing to the region’s supposedly paranormal properties. The waters surrounded by Miami, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda has claimed many aircraft and sea vessels and continues to seize more victims up to the present time.
A secret meteorogical station from the time of Hitler’s Germany has been uncovered by researchers in Alexandra Land in the Arctic Circle. Dubbed the Arctic Treasure Hunter or Schatzgraber station, the site unearths hundreds of artifacts, some of them revealing new facts about the Nazi era.
A paper revealing the shimmering blue peacock begonia (Begonia pavonina) in the dark rain forests of Southeast Asia has been featured in the journal Nature Plants. Adjusting to the minimal amount of sunlight that reaches it, the Begonia pavonina has adapted by developing leaves that seem to glimmer blue in the dim forests.