While it's long been thought that sudden volcano eruptions happen because the magma below the mountain was collecting energy over decades or hundreds of years, a new study says things happen over a much shorter period.
Mountaintop mining is making the Appalachians smaller. Duke University recently led a study on this and the effects on water quality in the Central Appalachians.
Researchers have recently unearthed fossils of an extinct wildebeest-like creature named Rusingoryx that boasted a strange nasal structure similar to that of duck-billed dinosaurs.
Over a decade's worth of research has revealed 14 new tarantulas in U.S., which is now home to a total of 29 species. One of the new spiders found in California was named after the late popular singer-songwriter Johnny Cash.
A juvenile humpback whale was spotted this week in Boston Harbor near a Hyatt Regency. Was it seeking upscale lodging?
Aggression is fairly common among primates, but a lethal attack among Bornean female orangutans was documented for the first time in a recent study.
That magnetic moon, that big pizza pie -- is affecting rainfall on Earth as well as the already-known tidal functions.
A new study involving the ways ravens behave when they think they are being spied on suggests these famously intelligent birds posses the human-like ability of abstract thought.
Burned and cracked tortoise shells found inside Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv, Israel, suggest early hunter gatherers enjoyed snacking on roasted tortoise shells. However, researchers say the tortoises would have only been a side dish, as they would not have provided enough calories.
A recent study looked at bone loss among fish in anti-gravity, in order to learn more about why astronauts lose bone-density in space -- and what can be done to combat this.
Social mammals, including humans and mongooses, may compete in groups to produce larger offspring. A new study found that this, in addition to males' vying to pass along their genes by winning antler-fighting contests and the like, may be part of the evolutionary effort to increase the survival rate of one's own offspring.
An international team of researchers recently bred elkhorn corals (Acropora palamata) in a laboratory setting, to be used to repopulate critically endangered Caribbean reefs. This won't do all the work of fighting warming waters, but it helps.
Micro-CT scans helped scientists identify the first female of a Madagascan chameleon species known as Calumma vatosoa. Before now, the species was only known by a single male found in 2001.
Queen bees and ants emit a chemical that alters their offspring's DNA at birth. This keeps "princesses" sterile and working busily for the colony.
Commercial fishing vessels in the North Atlantic are sharing shark hotspots, says a new study. In order for sharks not to be overfished, researchers say it is important to instate catch limits for sharks.