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.
African elephants no doubt have one of the most impressive noses in the animal kingdom, and new research reveals that their superior shnozzes also contain 10,000 genes for smell - the most ever found.
Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as fast as previously thought, according to new research. A simple processing error in satellite data could be to blame for this overestimation.
Most animals will do just about anything to survive, but meerkats take it to a whole other level. These malicious desert creatures prevent their daughters from breeding and kill their own offspring in a quest for dominance, according to a new study.
Global temperatures seen in June were the hottest on record, according to a NOAA report, with the global land and ocean surface reaching 33.3 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average of 59.9 degrees.
Woodrats can "stomach" just about anything, even toxic creosote bushes, thanks to helpful gut microbes, a new study published in the journal Ecology Letters found.
The United Kingdom is sticking to its guns, and will maintain its goal to cut carbon emissions in half of 1990 levels by 2027, Energy Secretary Ed Davey announced Tuesday - a target political opposition says will be difficult to meet.
Global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 indicate a "pause" in global warming, but scientists have revealed that this slowdown was actually due to natural cooling fluctuation, and not a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions like some believed.
Though you may think that great white shark sightings would detract Cape Cod beachgoers, the ferocious predators are in fact boosting tourism in the area, increasing sales for shark paraphernalia as well as local boat tours.
Florida's ecosystem may be undergoing some major changes thanks to sixth-grader Lauren Arrington's research on lionfish, an invasive species.
The environment can affect our development and the traits we inherit from our parents, according to new research, and using a new, powerful single-cell technique, scientists are just beginning to understand life's impact on our DNA.
Climate-cooling Arctic thermokarst lakes stabilize climate change by soaking up more greenhouse gases than they emit into the atmosphere, according to new research.
A team of scientists has completed the genome sequence of the common marmoset - the first sequence of a New World monkey - shedding light on primate biology as well as evolution.
Soon bomb-sniffing dogs may be out of a job, because UC Berkeley scientists are currently developing new laser technology that can sniff out minute concentrations of explosives, a new study says.