When humans began farming 6,000 years ago, during what scientists call the Anthropocene, the natural distribution of species was disrupted. This has had a lasting impact on ecosystems today.
A widespread parasite known to infect salmon and trout is actually a "micro jellyfish." This may change the way scientists define animals.
Researchers from the Ecological Society of America propose new designs for next generation cities that will focus on working with nature, rather than against it.
Researchers have developed a genetically enhanced virus that could boost the light-harvesting capabilities of solar cells.
Americans have depended on groundhogs for tips on when spring will arrive for over two centuries; now scientists say they can do better with new modeling software. Here's their prediction for the coming year.
The feel-good hormones and other great results come from hanging around outdoors. Studies on this go back to a record 1984 finding that people with hospital room windows healed faster.
A researcher from the University of Illinois has found a direct link between time outdoors and good health. Feeling relaxed in the great outdoors allows the body to invest more into supporting the immune system.
Orchids are a complicated and diverse group of flowering plants that are able to live in a wide range of ecosystems. A newly developed family tree helps explain the flower's speciation history.
Archaeologists from Jamestown Rediscovery recently identified four graves based on silver thread remains found beneath a church built in 1608. This was the same church where Pocahontas married John Rolfe in 1614.
Land-sharing was found to be counterproductive for retaining biodiversity. A recent study suggests that leaving some land completely untouched, while increasing farming practice solely in other areas, will benefit the evolutionary diversity of bird species.
A 260-million-year-old fossil species Eunotosaurus africanus sheds new light on turtle evolution. Details of its skull provide the real clues.
A team of researchers recently mapped tree populations, finding that about 3.04 trillion trees live on our planet.
Researchers from the University of Texas at El Paso studied fourth and fifth grade children to see how air pollution affected their school work. Even after accounting for other possible contributors, they found that children exposed to higher concentrations had lower GPAs.
A methane-eating bacteria might be the secret to fighting global warming. New copper storage proteins in bacteria were found to store metal in a way that has never been seen before.