Fossil remains of a five-foot-long tortoise suggest the Andes Mountains sat less than a kilometer above sea level 13 million years ago, when the climate was much wetter than it is today. Understanding the past could help researchers predict future climate changes.
Not much is known about fishing snakes; however, a recent discovery of three new species may help scientists shed some light on the already elusive creatures.
A new snake species with oversized pitch black eyes and a distinct yellow belly suggests there are still unique animals hiding in the Andes.
Researchers recently revealed that cacao trees are older than previously thought. This suggests the trees may have enough genetic diversity to meet growing chocolate demands.
Man-made air pollution is a global phenomenon that we are currently dealing with today, but this has long been an issue, starting way back when with the Incas.
A group of Andean ferns, believed to be an "old" plant species dating back to the age of the dinosaurs, relatively recently adapted to one of the Earth's most extreme environments, a new study says.
Ice Age humans apparently lived life to the extreme, at least, in terms of where they lived. Newly discovered stone tools revealed an ancient settlement very high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, a new study says, showing people's capacity for withstanding intense conditions.
Tucked away in a little-explored part of the Andes mountains, scientists have located two new species of woodlizards.