Even Darwin couldn't solve this problem.
Scientists from the American Museum of Natural History have discovered that the Bay of Bengal could drive the evolution of new life forms. In collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society and Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (Universidade de Lisboa), marine scientists have found two dolphin species in Bangladesh waters that are genetically distinct from those in other regions of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.
The number of known bird species in the world is only half of the actual number according to the American Museum of Natural History. A new study featured in the journal PLOS ONE suggests that the actual number of bird species actually total up to about 18,000 when "hidden" avian diversity is factored in.
A new software maps the complicated route NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has to take to reach the asteroid Bennu and collect samples to return to Earth.
Ants experienced life in groups, and fought wars against termites and one another, long before humans engaged in war and socialization themselves.
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City has a newly unveiled dinosaur skeleton that is the world's largest. It has been identified as a new species of titanosaur, but scientists haven't named it yet.
Using a recently unearthed 90 million-year-old fossilized reptile skull, researchers reveal new insight regarding how snakes lost their limbs. It turns out the evolutionary characteristic of burrowing plays a key role.
Newly discovered fossils indicate that giant sharks swam throughout ancient oceans 170 million years earlier than researchers previously thought.
After capturing a rare bird that hasn't been seen in half a century, researches decided to kill the bird for further studies. Whether or not this decision was in the species' best interest is now the topic of a heated debate.
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.
Researchers believe that if polar bears end up marooned on land, they could eke out a living on alternative food sources. A recent study looked at those sources.