A series of rapid environmental changes in East Africa roughly 2 million years ago may be responsible for driving human evolution, according to researchers at Penn State and Rutgers University.
A research team led by biogeochemists at the University of California, Riverside has tested a popular hypothesis in paleo-ocean chemistry, and proved it false.
The delayed diversification and proliferation of eukaryotes, creatures that possess a membrane-bound nucleus, was not due to less availability of zinc, a new study finds.
A new study predicts a 10 percent drop in the annual stream flow of Colorado River over next few decades, owing to climate change and human population growth.
Mountains on the Hawaiian islands are slowly dissolving from within and will turn into a flat, low-lying island, a new study shows.
The U.S. Coast Guard and BP are yet to solve the mystery behind a sheen that appears on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, near the deepwater horizon spill site.
Scientists have identified a new species of mosasaurs that once dwelled in freshwater environments, according to a new study.
A new study suggests that humpback whales are increasingly singing songs outside their traditional breeding grounds.
A large number of microorganisms are hitching a ride through dust plumes in the upper troposphere, from Asia across the Pacific Ocean and land in North America.
A pitcher plant in Venezuela is using its hairs to trap insects, reveals a new study.
Here are some interesting facts about reindeers and its people, besides Christmas
Scientists have discovered a new species of blind catfish in southern India.
A scientist suggests that a microbe may have caused the Permian extinction, which killed 90 percent of the Earth's species around 251 million years ago.