DDT has been banned for several decades, but its effects continue to linger in the environment. New research reveals that mothers with high DDT levels are twice as likely to give birth to children with autism and intellectual disabilities.
Paleontologists discovered a 99-million-year-old beetle preserved in amber with tiny grains of cycad pollen. This is the first evidence of the pollinating relationship between insects and non-flowering plants.
Andean flamingos are nesting again and it's spurred by the scorching heat sweeping over the United Kingdom. This flock of flamingos has not laid eggs since 2003 and has not bred successfully since 1999.
Is the Big Bang truly the start of everything? A team of scientists say no, suggesting that circles in the sky hint at a previous universe that came and was destroyed before the Big Bang.
Magnesite is a natural mineral that pulls carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, but it can take hundreds of years to form. Now, scientists have found a way to make it in just 72 days.
Birds exposed to antidepressants in sewage treatment systems are displaying changed behavior in their mating habits. It turns out female starlings on Prozac are much less attractive to the males.
Elephants are large animals, but they've proven to be more impervious to cancer. In a new study, scientists explain that this is partly due to a once-dead gene called LIF6.
The history of the remote Easter Island has long been shrouded in mystery. Now, new research on ancient tools highlight how little we actually know of the ancient Rapa Nui people.
Astronomers say that there are multiple mini-moons that orbit Earth. Mini-moons are asteroids that are temporary fixtures near Earth, getting caught in the planet's gravitational pull before its eventual escape.
Scientists are still finding new things to discover about the element of water. In a new study, a team from NYU revealed new molecular properties that could have a great impact on clean energy and other technology.
A North Carolina family is left shaken after son Noah Surrett lands in the hospital following a mosquito bite. The 6-year-old boy was unresponsive, feverish, and wracked with seizures.
Scientists discovered a compound that could slow down cancer growth in a number of different cancer cell lines. It involves targeting growth-related defects in a cell-signaling pathway called RAS/MAPK.
It's an age-old problem that has baffled scientists for decades: the challenge of breaking a dry spaghetti noodle in just two pieces. In a new study, MIT students finally figure out how.
Spiders are crawling farther and farther up to northern territories in an attempt to escape the effects of climate change on their current habitats, according to a new distribution map. Citizen scientists play a huge role in the findings.