An analysis of a partial skeleton dating back some 1.34 million years suggests at least one ancient hominin retained the ability to climb millions of years after our ancestors are believed to have taken to the ground.
Researchers have learned that tiny fruit flies will actively lay their eggs on citrus fruits because parasitic wasps that feed on fruit fly larva are repelled by the smell.
The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that unleashed the devastating 2011 tsunami in Japan was triggered by the largest fault slip ever recorded, the journal Science reported Thursday.
A 400,000-year-old DNA sample taken from a cave in northern Spain muddies science's ideas on the origins of humanity, introducing an entirely new set of problems and questions.
For many millennia, we humans have considered ourselves superior, primarily due to our large brains and our ability to reason. However, we might not be as smart as we think. Researchers from Australia point out that there are different kinds of geniuses out there, some even better than us.
Scientists from the University of Southampton claim to have found a possible solution to the ever-increasing threat of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere: store it in particular locations far beneath the ocean.
Neanderthals weren't the dumb cousins of Homo sapiens, but were in fact highly organized species who knew how to organize their living spaces, just like modern humans, a new study suggests.
Sahara- the world's largest tropical desert- might not look like a cozy place for many, but it is home to some rare creatures that have evolved to live in the arid landscape. A recent study has found that wildlife population in this barren land is disappearing rapidly.
Tiny bits of plastics in oceans make lugworms sick, two studies have recently reported.
Adding to the growing body of evidence that Neanderthals were much more than the grunting, ape-like creatures so often portrayed in stereotypes, researchers have uncovered evidence that our extinct relative organized their homes much like modern humans.
Researchers have developed a chemical system they say efficiently carries out the first step in creating syngas, or synthesis gas.
Keratin, the substance our fingernails and rhinoceroses' horns are made of, has been a feature on the appendages of animals dating at least as far back as the Cretaceous Period some 90 million years ago, according to a research team that has found evidence of keratin-covered dinosaur beaks in fossils unearthed in Mongolia.
The orchid mantis is such a clever impersonator, it's putting actual orchids out of business, according to a team of researchers who ventured into the forests of Malaysia to put a century-old theory to the test.
A latest study on snake genome shows that Burmese pythons have evolved rapidly to increase metabolism and organ mass, which helps them digest large preys.