Over the decades, there had been many speculations about the possibility that a large asteroid will hit Earth and wipe out the human race just as how it did to dinosaurs as theorized by scientists. But what will happen to Earth if this indeed happens?
With the avian flu within our midst as well as international tensions that might lead to nuclear warfare, it is becoming quite a reality for some to think of ways to learn how to survive after an apocalypse. The internet has some pretty crazy ideas on how to survive, and scientists have provided ways to know what to expect and how to cope with disasters.
Namibian desert elephants tend to survive more, not because of genetics, but of their knowledge and survival skills.
Seven-year-old Yamato Tanooka was found in an abandoned military base after going missing for 6 nights. Yamato’s story, pieced together by police and military, showed his admirable strength and resourcefulness to survive such an ordeal.
More moose are loose and on the move as they invade previously uninhabitable areas of the Alaskan tundra, according to a new study that revealed how global warming continues to change our ecosystem.
The dry forests of Cambodia once serve as the home for a number of Indochinese tigers, but now, due to excessive human activities, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has declared tigers to be "functionally" extinct.
A couple frolicking at the beach on a jet ski didn't know their lives would be in danger.
A huge number, 150,000, of Adélie penguins have disappeared from Antarctica's Commonwealth Bay. A recent study tied the occurrence to a giant iceberg that grounded in the area, isolating the penguins and causing them to starve to death. But critics are challenging that claim, suggesting that the birds relocated, instead.
A critically endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest may be encountering more noise pollution than in the past. A recent study suggests large passing oil tankers emit sounds at frequencies killer whales use to communicate and echolocate. Ultimately, researchers say, this could impede their ability to find food they need to survive.
It seems obvious that camouflage helps animals survive in the wild, but it is a relatively hard thing to test in the wild. A recent study, however, confirms this long-held assumption, proving that disguising one’s body or eggs to match the environment deters predators.
Not all lizards are able to change the color of their skin to blend in with their surroundings. Therefore Aegean wall lizards, for example, camouflage by choosing rocks that best match the color of their backs, thus ensuring they are able to remain hidden from avian predators.
"Twilight zone" reef fish face numerous threats when diving deep underwater, but those with forked tails may have an advantage: they can swim quietly past predators and evade natural disasters such as cyclones and coral bleaching.
Along with visual camouflage, Puff adders have evolved a scent camouflage that makes them virtually undetectable to predators. Researchers say these African vipers are the first terrestrial vertebrates known to possess the ability to camouflage their scent.
Some insect larvae can twitch and whip inside their cocoons in order to "jump" to shadier, or more favorable, environments. Researchers say this is a unique survival technique only seen in select wasp species.
Insects are ectothermic, which means their internal body temperatures are regulated by surrounding environmental temperatures. Researchers suggest the key to surviving cold winter temperatures for some species is to maintain a balanced salt and water blood concentration.