Ancient birds had an intricate arrangement of muscles and ligaments that controlled the main feathers of their wings. This suggests that some were able to fly as well as modern birds.
On an island (no, not *that* island) of New York City that has 12,300 acres of protected park land, resident Lawrence Pugliares is known for his sharp and story-full shots of nesting eagles and osprey along the waterfronts--and photos of insects that express both wit and respect.
It could be an optimistic image, or it could just be how light scatters. But it's still amazing to know that Pluto has a blue atmospheric haze and that it has areas of water ice, as New Horizons images recently revealed.
Embedded in the genetic code of several snake species was DNA that generally controls the development and growth of limbs in other animals.
Have you ever wondered why giraffes have such long necks? It turns out modern giraffes underwent a series of vertebrae elongation stages that ultimately gave them their extremely long necks.
Foot and hand bones of Homo naledi, an extinct human ancestor, suggest that the early humans walked up right on two feet and climbed trees.
Stone tools and several layers of civilization were recently turned up by foraging pigs' persistent snouts on the island of Islay in Scotland. The findings show that our previous ideas of the earliest settlements there were quite mistaken.
American eels have a fascinating story: They live their lives in freshwater, but start out in the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic, and return there to spawn. Considering that they go there from Venezuela, Greenland and in between, their trek is right up there with salmons'. FWS talks about the continued efforts to build habitats and improve routes.
It turns out Eurasian reed warblers rely on a geomagnetic map to point them in the right direction during their spring migrations.
The new galaxy, EGS8p7, the farthest from Earth so far, is causing scientists to reconsider their ideas regarding the universe's early evolution.
Scientists plan to clone giant pandas from Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland in hopes of saving the endangered species.
Aerosol particles ejected into the air following volcanic eruptions can trigger rainfall shortages that ultimately alter river systems worldwide.
A film project in northern California that intended to prove or disprove the existence of Bigfoot has snagged rare footage of what is said to be the rare Humboldt marten, which was considered for Endangered Species Act coverage last spring.
Paul Walker, a Hollywood actor who met an untimely death in 2013 after appearing in films since the late '90s, was a marine biology fan and had studied it in community college. His foundation recently presented awards at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.