Erosion can happen at a much fast rate when extreme weather events occur. Since sediment takes many years to accumulate, this kind of weather has the potential to cause a whole lot of years' worth of damage.
Worms' behaviors and postures were studied by scientists at the MRC’s Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College London in order to better understand its genes and brain activity. With further research, this method of study could be applied to humans.
New data from the Geological Society of America explains that shorelines along the Pacific Coast and northern Mexico aren't uplifting quite as fast as we previously thought.
Barley, that grain that supplies us with both cereals and beer, had a difficult genome to crack. Researchers recently decoded it, which will help farmers breed stronger crops.
Golden eagles and wind turbines can now live in harmony since researchers found less threatening, and potentially more abundant, locations for this renewable energy to be collected.
European researchers modeled how a tsunami would impact the Eastern Mediterranean, by simulating earthquake conditions that would move either the sea bed or the water surface.
Jellyfish provide easy access to hunting grounds for some sea birds, since they attract small fish to hang around their tentacles in exchange for plankton.
Penguin fossils found in Antarctica reveal valuable information about the bird's unique adaptations. While they have evolved as flightless birds, they have many interesting traits that allow them to fly through water.
Thailand recently destroyed over two tons of illegal ivory as a symbol of their movement toward protecting animals from poaching and illegal trade. In addition, the country established new laws to reduce illegal ivory trade and protect African elephants (whose products are traded through Thailand).
A methane-eating bacteria might be the secret to fighting global warming. New copper storage proteins in bacteria were found to store metal in a way that has never been seen before.
Staph is a "super bug" that, before now, couldn't be stopped. It includes Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other forms.
New findings suggest that the all-important rice plant can be engineered with a higher resistance to pathogens, and looks at how plants sense them.
New Caledonian crows exhibit social learning, emulating each other in order to properly use tools made out of Pandanus leaves.
A recent study of almost 13 thousand marine species found that they don't have many options when climate change sets in. They will either have to relocate to other parts of the ocean or face extinction.