Impacts by asteroids and meteorites reportedly create a class of unique, albeit deformed diamonds, shedding light on ancient collisions, including those linked to mass extinction events.
Chimpanzee mothers with sons are about 25 percent more social than moms and daughters, allowing their young boys to watch and learn from adult males in action, a new study indicates.
A stray dog managed to survive a 430-mile journey through the Amazon rainforest, following an adventure race team all thanks to one meatball.
Bee populations are disappearing. Everything from pathogens, pesticides and even diet have been blamed, but now researchers are pointing the finger at flowers, saying that these pollinators are in decline along with their favorite flowers.
With elephant poaching running rampant in Africa, more and more baby elephants are becoming orphaned, and researchers are just beginning to understand the behavior and social strategies these little ones use to cope in a motherless world.
A 1,700-year-old cemetery was discovered recently along part of China's Silk Road, a series of ancient trade routes that once connected China to the Roman Empire, a new study describes.
A new bird species was discovered in Indonesia, but what's remarkable about this finding is that it comes 15 years after having first observing the bird in the wild, according to a new study.
Although babies may not be able to tell you, they remember the good times, according to a new study.
Bacteria have existed on the planet for quite some time, a lot longer than animals. It is because of their sophisticated arsenal that they have been able to live in this harsh world for this long. And recognizing their unique and effective warfare, some animals have chosen to steel bacteria's defense mechanisms, according to a new study.
In a triage of new studies, scientists describe the steps that need to be taken in order to keep precious ecosystems afloat while submerged in a "sea of tipping points."
Antarctic ice is thicker than scientists previously thought, according to a new kind of robotic survey of the underside of sea ice floes.
Scientists have developed a new way of measuring the magnetic field of exoplanets, allowing astronomers to understand more about these far-away planets and possibly identify those outside our solar system that are habitable, according to new research.
A group of researchers and environmentalists are seeking help for eastern hellbenders by filing a petition Thursday seeking endangered species protection in New York for the salamander species.
A newly constructed and detailed turtle "tree of life" shows how these reptiles are related to one another, to other reptiles, and even to dinosaurs, according to a new study.