Thinking of going to the beach on a rainy afternoon? Think again. There are other things more dangerous that sharks, one of which is lightning.
Polar bears are spending more time inland as sea ice retreats in the Arctic. To reduce human-bear conflict, polar bear patrols have been set up to keep the animals away from people and homes.
In recent years, Florida wildlife officials have been concerned the growing population of rhesus macaques living in Silver Springs State Park. They feared the nonnative animals were taking a toll on the region's ecosystem and had the potential to transmit diseases. But a new study by San Diego State University biologists proves otherwise.
Officials at Australia's Bondi Beach are testing a new way to detect when sharks get too close to coastal swimmers. The technology, called Clever Buoy, senses when sharks are in the area and, via an app, alerts authorities who warn people when to get out of the water.
Following the deadly tornado that tore through the city of Joplin, Mo., in 2011, researchers have developed new building codes they hope will better protect people in the face of a EF-5 category tornado.
Norovirus is an infamous illness. Ruining cruises and restaurant outings alike, norovirus infections are responsible for more than 20 percent of all reported "food poisoning" cases worldwide. Now, new research has determined that raw oysters not only transmit the virus, but also harbor it.
In Nevada, a young female bear was recently captured and then euthanized in the interest of public safety, according to the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). This marks the second Nevada bear killing in just a week - an unprecedented record that hints how local bear populations may be learning some bad habits.
Admittedly, Ebola is still a very real issue, with a grand total of 18 confirmed cases of the often fatal disease indentified in West Africa, as of this week. However, compared to the whopping 450 to 1,000 weekly cases reported in the peak of last year's epidemic, it's safe to say that the worst is over. But now, experts are looking back and wondering what could have been done better. The burial of victims, according to a new report, is one issue that should have been better addressed.