Ghost Sharks: 280 Million Year Old Skull Explains Origin of the Strange Animal
Learn how a fossilized skull traces the roots of the deep sea ghost shark.
Humans Play a Significant Role in Rapid Evolution, Says New Study
Urbanization has a very significant effect on evolution, leading to change in functioning ecosystems.
WATCH: Brave Dog Protects Injured Friend From Oncoming Train
A loyal canine risks his life in an attempt to save the life of another canine. (Don't worry, this story has a happy ending.)
SpaceX Back at Flight? Return Expected By January 8, After Conclusion of Explosion Investigation
SpaceX has finally figured out the reason for the infamous explosion - and now they're ready for takeoff once again.
Earthquake Swarm Shakes Up California's New Year; Is There Cause for Alarm?
Hundreds of tiny quakes struck California to ring in 2017. Here's why there's little need to worry of a big one coming.
Dinosaur Eggs Take Longer Time to Hatch -- And This Might Have Played a Role in Their Extinction
The long incubation period of dinosaurs could be part of the reason these species could not compete with more prolific animals millions of years ago.
China Seized Over 3.5 Tons of Pangolin Scales, Around 7,500 of the Mammals Killed
In China's largest raid of animal parts yet, tons and tons of the world's most hunted mammal were recovered.
Bats Decoded: Fruit Bat Chatter is More Advanced Than You Think
Does bat chatter actually mean something? A new study reveal their noises can range from buzz for food to mating.
New Evidence Shows Proxima B Could Really Be Habitable
Newly discovered properties of the star Proxima Centauri supports the theory that life could thrive in its orbiting exoplanet.
The World's Smallest Diamonds are Used to Make Wires Just Three Atoms Wide
Diamonds come into play to create ultra-thin electrical wires.
Scientists to Send Messages to Alien Worlds by 2018
There could be endless of other life forms in the infinite worlds out in space. Scientists figure it's time to say hello.
Scientists Turns Waste Heat Into Electricity
Engineers from The Ohio State University have found a way to convert heat into electricity by applying their technique to capture "waste heat," the byproduct of electrical and mechanical devices like car engines.
Does Dominant Fish Sperm Guarantee Reproductive Success?
The saying all is fair in love and war may not necessarily apply in the case of the Arctic char. A cold-water fish that populates alpine lakes, the Arctic char's sperm swims at different speeds in different fluids. Sperm speed is determined by whether the fish is submissive or dominant.
Hitting the Global Climate Target Will Benefit The Fishing Industry
Researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered that the Paris Agreement's global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius would be the answer to increasing potential fish catch by six million metric tons each year.
Biodiversity Boom in 2016: 133 New Species From the California Academy of Sciences
The California Academy of Sciences has described 133 new plant and animal species, including one bee fly, 43 ants, 36 beetles, one sand wasp, four spiders, six plants, 23 fishes, one eel, one shark, seven nudibranchs, five fossil urchins (and one fossil sand dollar), one coral, one skate, and one African lizard. Over a dozen Academy scientists and international collaborators collaborated on the endeavor that would aid the environmental community's conservation efforts.