Early human teeth found in a cave in southern China suggest that humans migrated to Asia much earlier than previously thought, and long before they made their way to Europe. This changes our knowledge of early human distribution.
Researchers from the University of Bonn suggest that a prehistoric mammal, Spinolestes, may have suffered from hair loss. This fungal disease is commonly seen in many of the species' modern descendants.
Marine food chains may crumble in the wake of warming oceans and acidification, according to a global marine analysis. Even the slightest environmental change could have a much broader impact on a wider range of species than we realize.
Vines are becoming increasingly abundant in tropical forests as a result of climate change and severe seasonal drought and their rapid growth is harming trees and impacting carbon storage, a new study has revealed.
A featherwing beetle was measured to be 0.325mm. This is considered the world's tiniest, free-living insect.
Ants that called Europe their home 45 to 10 million years ago were actually more similar to modern-day ants now living in South East Asia than they are to their European cousins.
After making the most comprehensive study of fish species in the Salish Sea (the body of water that includes Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia, University of Washington researchers have reported that species diversity there has increased 14 percent.
A new species recently added to the desmostylia group suggests that the hippo-sized suction-feeders were a more diverse group of animals than previously thought and ate in a very unique way.
Fish extend their jaws to decrease the distance between them and their prey. This evolutionary feeding advantage is known as jaw protrusion.
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.
Over the past five years, more than 200 new species have been found in the Eastern Himalayas and noted in scientific studies.
A new mammal species that has been dubbed the "hog-nosed rat" for its prominent flat pink, pig-like nose has been discovered in a remote part of Indonesia.
Since plants have been bred without their natural defenses, researchers are making a series of suggestions on how to better protect them and enhance agricultural sustainability.