Researchers have determined that a newly discovered cave-dwelling catfish is already in danger of becoming extinct, and the cause is not one you'd likely expect.
A tattooed frozen mummy called Oetzi, discovered over 20 years ago, has long been known to boast some serious body art, and now researchers have found some fresh ink, reopening the debate about the role of tattoos in prehistoric times.
It's no secret that mosquitoes are the cause of a lot of suffering in the world. Malaria, Dengue fever, chikungunya, and West Nile are just a few names infamously associated with those little bloodsuckers that we all hate. Now researchers have discovered a number of natural compounds found in some plants that could help limit insect growth and mosquito populations.
Astronomers have recently discovered that an enormous ring system surrounding a planet simply known as J1407b are not super thin and spread out, but just as thick as other known and impressive rings. They are also hundreds of times larger. Eat your heart out Saturn.
That's one big worm! Or is it a snake? Actually, it's neither. A new species of legless amphibian was recently discovered in Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains that is helping conservationists flesh out the region's heavily understudied biodiversity.
An international collaborative between Chinese and Australian researchers has led to the discovery of a gene in soybeans that can help the plant naturally tolerate soil salinity, and that's really good news for the future of agriculture. Experts explain why.
The NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center has just confirmed that footage taken by members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society does indeed feature a pod of rare, "Ecotype D" orcas - a type of killer whale never before captured live on film.
Researchers have recently discovered a species of Asian fanged frog that doesn't lay eggs like most of their kind, but instead gives birth to live tadpoles. Such a characteristic even sets them apart from an already small and exclusive group of live-birthing frogs.
It's official: the second largest bug in the known world is one very long twig... or more accurately, an incredibly large stick bug that's nearly two feet long.
Researchers have recently discovered what looks to be the exotic mechanism that allows the Ebola virus to replicate in its host, spreading to the point that it becomes a deadly infection. Understanding this could open up new treatment options that help victims of measles and even rabies as well.
Nearly four years ago, geological surveys of the Arctic Ocean seafloor revealed the presence of shells buried deep in its sediment. Now researchers have analyzed these specimens to discover something astounding: they are million-year-old bivalve mollusks - a new genus and species of their own to add to the fossil records.
Potatoes, often laden with butter, sour cream, cheese, or bacon, are likely the last thing you'd think to eat when dieting. However, new research has revealed that raw potato extract may be able to reduce weight gain to a surprising extent, especially with a diet that is high in fat and carbohydrates.
A team of researchers led by the NOAA say they have discovered a new species of coral located deep off the coast of California. This novel species may provide new insight about the ecosystems of deep-sea life, as most corals traditionally serve as a valuable refuge for marine life.
Think you've racked up an impressive number of frequent flier miles? Are you the kind of person to travel at a moment's notice? Sorry, but you've got nothing on the banded stilt. A new study has observed how this remarkable desert-dwelling bird will travel well over a thousand miles at the drop of a hat just to chow down on some incredibly unpredictable prey.
Dazzling colors and flamboyant displays are a common way for males to get the girl in the animal kingdom, but did you know this goes for fruit flies too? The incredibly tiny and uniform insects actually have a hidden display that is all about the sheen of their wings. Males who boast a particularly psychedelic shine have been found to be far more likely to find a mate and reproduce within their short lifetime.