Birds crash into things sometimes, whether it's windows, cars, plans, or even unfortunately the occasional wind turbine. But for the most part, it's smooth sailing for these expert fliers. And given that navigating a cluttered environment at high speed one of the greatest challenges in biology, researchers wanted to learn how birds have managed this feat. It turns out it's all in their posture.
Though it is well known that air pollution raises the risk of stroke, now new research suggests that long-term exposure can even cause damage to brain structures and impair cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults.
Galaxies are often found in clusters, which contain what are called "red and dead" members that stopped forming stars in the distant past. Now new research has discovered that giant cosmic tsunamis can bring these dead galaxies back to life.
A massive magma reservoir has been discovered 12 to 28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is 4.4 times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber, according to new research.
It's not very often that you lump a kangaroo and a shark into the same sentence, and yet that's exactly what comes to mind when talking about the rare, cute pocket shark that was discovered deep in the Gulf of Mexico.
Scientists have successfully mapped the first ever nearly complete genome of two Siberian woolly mammoths, shedding light on their evolutionary history and what led to the mass extinction of this iconic species at the end of the Ice Age.
It is well known that plastic pollution is riddling our oceans and threatening various marine life, so now scientists are using drones to map out this debris and better understand how to deal with the problem.
As we embrace spring and with it warmer weather, soon mosquitos will become a regular nuisance. And if you often find yourself the victim of itchy mosquito bites, it's not because you taste sweet, but in fact because of your genes.
Well, not exactly. But a team of neuroscientists has created the perceptual illusion of having an invisible body, and shown that the feeling of invisibility changes our physical stress response in challenging social situations.
High elevation environments such as mountains may be warming much faster than previously thought, according to new research.
Millions of Americans - more than 143 million living in the 48 contiguous states, to be exact - are at risk from strong, ground-shaking earthquakes, according to a new report.
A fleet of icebergs is probably not to blame for abrupt episodes of cooling in the North Atlantic over the past 440,000 years, according to new research.
"Flameproof" is not usually a word that you would use to describe a bird, and yet that's exactly the type of falcons and hawks that Canadian researchers have discovered recently in Vancouver, new research shows.
Stegosaurus were known for their spiked tails and armor-like exterior, and new research shows that their iconic bony plates may have determined the sex of these dinosaurs, according to new research.