A 260-million-year-old fossil species Eunotosaurus africanus sheds new light on turtle evolution. Details of its skull provide the real clues.
A team of researchers recently mapped tree populations, finding that about 3.04 trillion trees live on our planet.
Researchers from the University of Texas at El Paso studied fourth and fifth grade children to see how air pollution affected their school work. Even after accounting for other possible contributors, they found that children exposed to higher concentrations had lower GPAs.
A methane-eating bacteria might be the secret to fighting global warming. New copper storage proteins in bacteria were found to store metal in a way that has never been seen before.
Only a small percentage of closely related animal species will have contact due to climate change by end of century, say researchers.
Squid are known as masters of disguise, and now their unique abilities are inspiring new camouflaging materials, according to a recent study.
Spider silk may be delicate looking, but it is known for its strength and durability. And it's these stunning properties that have inspired researchers at Polytechnique Montreal to channel their inner Spiderman and create a new, ultra-tough fiber.
Spider silk has long been admired for its graceful, yet steel-like structure, and as researchers study this material more in depth, it is inspiring industries to develop new, stronger materials themselves.
As greenhouse gas levels hit record highs and summer temperatures reach their warmest ever, scientists are frantically working to find ways of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide that enters the atmosphere. But now, new research shows that we may be able to rely - at least in part - on nature alone, which has its own methods for removing atmospheric carbon. This includes rivers, which reportedly are crucial in regulating the global carbon cycle.
Scientists are turning to nature for inspiration for robotic materials that can think, according to new research.
Enriching one's life with the beauty of nature, art and religion, such as seeing the Grand Canyon or Sistine Chapel, may help to boost the body's immune system, according to a new study.
Humans are often seen as the ultimate destroyers of the planet, lending the idea of naming a new epoch in our name, but the new PBS series "Earth: A New Wild" is offering a fresh take on the relationship between humans and nature.
It seems that animals, such as dogs, elephants and chimps, are turning to Mother Nature for means of self-medication by seeking out drugs to treat their own ailments, new research suggests.
Wasp venom may deliver a painful sting, but scientists from the Institute for Biomedical Research (IRB Barcelona) have carried out successful in vitro tests using the venom to kill breast cancer tumor cells, a new study describes.