When an asteroid impacted Earth 66 million years ago, many species, including dinosaurs, faced extinction. But a furry beaver-like species actually survived and became top dog in the newly available environment.
A recent NOAA dive in the Northwestern Hawaii Islands revealed many new and unique species living deep in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.
An international team of researchers recently discovered seven new species of "microsnails" in China. Among the tiny fossils collected is one that has a shell height of only 0.86 mm, making it the world's smallest species of land snails.
Crocodilians include a variety of modern and ancient alligators, crocodiles and their relatives. A team of researchers recently examined how the diverse species responded to past climate changes and how they might cope in the future.
Tropical mountain regions in Ecuador face significant impacts from climate change. Over the past two hundred years, vegetation on the Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador has migrated over 500 meters upslope.
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.
Three new fossil whale species were found in New Zealand. This provides valuable insight on how baleen whales evolved from their toothy ancestors.
Environmental changes large or small can have a significant impact, according to a recent study. This may help ecologists better understand a community's response to climate change.
A jellyfish-like colony of marine species uses a method similar to jet propulsion to move as a whole.
Researchers recently discovered an ancient sea predator in a fossil-rich site in Iowa. They named the new species after a Greek warship.
A new giant file clam species was found off the coast of Canada. While the first sighting of this species was over 30 years ago, recent technology has finally allowed scientists to distinguish them as their own.
Characteristic of the wile canines of oral tradition, jackals, it seems, had us tricked. Researchers have found what they are calling concrete evidence that a species of golden jackal living in Africa and Asia is actual two separate species - marking the first discovery of a new canine group in over 150 years.
Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of a new "walking" bat species, which lived 16 million years ago, and roamed ancient New Zealand.
In the name of World Ocean's Day (June 8), scientists from the California Academy of Sciences are celebrating the discovery of more than 100 marine species in the Philippines.