Jurassic Sprinters: Hot Evidence for Debate on Dino Speed
It turns out that Jurassic hunters may have really been the terrifying sprinters that Hollywood has made them out to be. New research has revealed that careful body temperature regulation had many dinosaurs 'running hot,' but only on sunny days.
Poisoned Fruit: Caramel Apples Can Give You Listeria
Halloween is nearly upon us, and that means spooky costumes, trick-or-treating, and caramel apples! However, it's not just unwrapped candy that vigilant parents should look out for. According to new research, Listeria monocytogenes can grow on candy-coated apples.
Anti-Vaxxers: Images of Sick Children Can Change Their Minds
Those opposed to vaccinating their children, commonly known as 'anti-vaxxers' are a very stubborn bunch. Even in the face of mountains of scientific evidence about how tried-and-true vaccines are harmless, these individuals chose to stand by raw belief and hearsay. One thing, however, can still sway them. The images of children sick with the illnesses vaccines prevent, a new study has found, are powerful enough to make anti-vaxxers change their stance.
Antarctic Ice Melt Will Double by 2050, Say Experts
Recently, researchers have pointed out that Antarctica's melting hasn't been as intense as many climate change experts had feared. However, new research has revealed that this is all about to change, with new data hinting that the White Continent's surface will double its current melt rate by 2050.
Journey to Mars: NASA Reveals Next Steps Towards the Red Planet
Man is one step closer to setting foot on the Red Planet, according to NASA. The space agency, which recently announced the historic discovery of flowing water on Mars, has just announced an updated plan for 'The Journey to Mars.'
Global Coral Bleaching Event: Third Ever Declared [PHOTOS]
It's official, our oceans are experiencing a coral bleaching event on a global scale. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), countless simultaneous reef bleaching incidents culminated in to one massive and connected event, formally declared the third global bleaching event ever recorded.
Climate Change: Northern Lizards Thrive in Newfound Warmth
It's no secret that many species across the globe are suffering in the wake of climate change. Marine life, birds, insects, amphibians, and even lizards are on facing new hardships that they must rapidly adapt to if they want to survive. However, it turns out that at least for some species of lizards, they couldn't be happier.
'Pollen Thief' Bees Could Threaten Plants
It's no secret that the world desperately needs bees. With worrying declines around the globe, their importance in agriculture and forest management is as obvious as ever. However, new research has found that, worryingly, some bees can cheat the system -- stealing pollen without pollinating plants in return.
Ravens Cooperate With Surprising Intelligence, But Only With Friends
It's no secret that ravens are exceptionally intelligent birds. Featured in myth and legend as doom-sayers, tricksters, and magical familiars, the wit of the raven is well known. Now new research has found that ravens are even capable of solving tasks that require coordinated cooperation -- an ability only a handful of hyper-intelligent species are capable of.
Worker Ants Are Lazier Than You Thought
The worker ant: even the name of this tiny insect calls fourth impressions of hard work and dedication, the tireless and duty-bound individual laboring for the greater good of his community. However, it turns out that this really doesn't describe your everyday worker ant. In fact, the great majority of the little buggers are actually slackers.
Eco-Tourism: An Unexpected Threat to Nature?
It's hard to deny that humanity has played a pretty big role in changing nature for the worse. That's why many environmental groups have advocated showcasing the world's natural grandeur, reminding everyday citizens what is worth protecting. The bad news, however, is that this so-called 'eco-tourism' may cause its own problems for Mother Earth.
Deadly Avocado Disease Attacks Historic Trees, Dogs Warn
It turns out that alerting us when little Timmy take a dip in the well isn't all that Lassie is good for. Dogs in Florida recently revealed to experts that some 20 ancient and historic avocado trees have contracted a deadly disease.
Marine Predators Key for Keeping Climate Change in Check
It's no secret that greenhouse gas levels across the globe are approaching worrying levels, trapping heat and warming our seas. Marine habitats full of vegetation are some of the best 'carbon-sinks' out there, naturally mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. New research has found however, that if ocean predators decline, so will these essential seagrass beds, salt marshes, and mangroves.
Vaquitas Spotted! Critically Endangered Porpoises Persevere
A newly launched search in Mexico's Sea of Cortez has reportedly found several vaquita marina porpoises, one of the most critically endangered animals in the world. This reassures conservationists that the vaquita isn't extinct yet. However, that doesn't mean the tiny animals are in good shape.
Flying Over Charon: A Battered but Beautiful Moon [VIDEO]
Thanks to the New Horizon spacecraft, humanity has been granted a close-and-personal peek at the rugged surface of Charon, Pluto's largest moon, for the first time in history. However, when getting to know an alien world, pictures aren't enough, right? Now NASA has upped the experience, providing an opportunity for the public to fly over the surface of the mysterious moon.