Size matters, if this new study is anything to go by. At least it does in the animal world as scientists discovered that female gorillas preferred mating partners that had larger bony head crests.
Scientists traced back the origins of Indonesia's Homo floresiensis to Africa.
People are starting to try to tackle the unprecedented bee crisis with the help of various tools. One of them is to use robotic bee "drones" to pollinate plants in the absence of said actual bees.
Climate change might have been coming either way, but humans are taking the fast-track to get there.
The year 2015 saw the hottest temperature on record globally but in less than a decade, this may just be another year. A research published by the Bulletin of American Meteorological Society reveals that human activities had already locked in a "new normal" for global average temperatures that would occur no later than 2040.
When leaving their nests in the morning, wasps look back on their nests to take in distinct land markings to ensure they can find their way home after flying about all day searching for food.
Australian researchers recently found two new, remarkably large bent-toed geckos in New Guinea. Among the individuals is the largest species known to date, which has a name that translates to "king."
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.
A new study by University of Cambridge and The Australian National University has found what are believed to be the oldest known stars. These luminous but ancient balls of gas bring into question our earlier ideas about how the galaxy formed.
New fossils representing a giant rat species ten times larger than those commonly seen today have been excavated from East Timor in Asia.
Scientists discovered the world's longest known chain of continental volcanoes. It spans 2,000 kilometers across Australia, from Whitsundays in North Queensland to Melbourne in central Victoria.
Scientists recently found an unexpected species of tree-dwelling funnel-web spiders in Australia's Booderee National Park. This suggests that the area's biodiversity needs be more thoroughly researched.