Researchers have been surveying bottom-dwellers in Antarctica for over two decades. After comparing high-resolution images, they found that an increasing amount of marine organisms are produced annually and they are storing surprisingly high amounts of carbon.
Blue crabs can survive in oceans with lower oxygen concentrations. A recent study suggests that blue crabs will remain resilient even as water temperatures increase and oxygen levels decrease.
A yellow-bellied watersnake gave birth for the second time in it's life without genetic contribution of a male in a rare process known as asexual reproduction.
A group of scientists discovered that a marine species thought to be a "living fossil" is actually rapidly evolving. While the species hasn't changed much on the outside, a recent genetic analysis provides more information on brachiopod evolution.
A recent Cornell University study examined where the worst, or more painful, place to get stung is. After enduring multiple stings throughout 25 different places on his body, graduate student Michael Smith discovered one's nose is the most sensitive.
Pre-reptile Bunostegos akokanensis is the earliest known creature to stand upright on all four legs. This species was thought to be a sprawler, but researchers from Brown University found that it had shoulders extending directly underneath its body instead of out to the sides.
As a result of domestication, some animals have evolved differently. Scientists believe this is related to their reduced fear of humans and adapting to a tamer lifestyle.
Female butterflies choose their mates based on smell. However, some male hairstreak butterflies have evolved without scent-producing organs, which puts them at a disadvantage.
After years of misidentifying Helmeted Woodpeckers, scientists from the University of Kansas have found that the bird has evolved with characteristics of larger competing birds in the Atlantic forest.
Using fossilized teeth, researchers found that humans adapted a grass-based diet 400,000 years earlier than previously thought. This sheds light on how habitat change shaped human evolution.
Protected areas in Indonesia have reduced mangrove habitat loss. According to a Duke University study, this also prevented significant amounts of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
By studying both the beneficial nutrients and the harmful contaminants of fish collaboratively, Dartmouth researchers are able to better understand the pros and cons to eating seafood.
Researchers recently discovered that if elephants are born during times when their mothers are more stressed, they are likely to age faster and reproduce less during their lifetime.
Although chimpanzees are our closest relatives, it is obvious that we evolved with different facial developments. Stanford University researchers recently examined the two species’ genetics closely to explain how and why.