Polar bear brains have significant levels of PerFluoroAlkyl Substances (PFASs), a kind of environmental toxins that are known to cause cancers and affect reproduction, a new study reported.
A new study has found that plants reduce their seed production even if one of their favorite pollinators disappears. The study shows the complexity of the system.
A group of international researchers has compiled the first atlas of marine plankton, a giant step toward the creation of a comprehensive inventory of marine biota as well as enabling researchers to gain a better understanding of marine biodiversity.
Dinosaurs are generally thought of as cold-blooded animals like reptiles. However, a new study from Australia provides evidence that dinosaurs were warm blood animals just like mammals and birds.
The Sauropods, weighing 100 tons, were among the largest and the most successful dinosaurs to ever walk on Earth. A new research has shown that these dinosaurs could constantly replace their teeth that probably contributed to their evolutionary success.
The ground tit (Parus humilis), lives in the Tibetan plateau, a harsh place for a little bird. Yet, the bird has perfectly adapted to life on the world's highest plateau. A new study shows how the genetic make-up of the bird is helps it deal with environment.
A new cyber infrastructure developed by scientists enables real-time acoustic recording and automatic species identification in remote locations of the world, offering anyone in the world quick and easy access of not only what creatures inhabit a given area, but how many of them there are - a key to measuring nature's response to on-going climate change and human invasion.
Through the use of cutting-edge DNA technology, a group of researchers have been able to gain a revelatory glimpse into microbes deemed the "dark matter" of biology due to their pervasive yet practically invisible presence throughout the planet.
A well-preserved woolly mammoth that was discovered in Siberia is currently put on display in Japan, according to media reports. The female woolly mammoth was trapped in glacial ice for the last 39,000 years.
Mammals can choose the sex of their children in order to increase the number of grandchildren, a new study from Stanford University School of Medicine found.
Turtles derive their shells from its ancestors' rib cage and not from internal and external bone structures as believed previously, according to a new study from RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology. The study was based on analysis of fossils and genetic data.
To live on a warmer earth in the future, many vertebrates would have to evolve about 10,000 times faster than they have in the past, according to a new study.
A new study on fruit flies has shown that diet of one generation affects the subsequent generation. Since fruit flies have biological pathways similar to humans, the research could have implications on human health as well.
Biologists found three individuals of a snake species that was once considered to be extinct. The northern Mexican garter snakes were discovered in June, near the Gila river.
Octopods can survive in temperatures ranging from 1.8°C to more than 30°C due to the presence of hemocyanin in their blood. The pigment, hemocyanin is responsible for Octopods' blue-colored blood, according to a new study.