New studies on microfossils of ancient landscapes in Australia may open new horizons in understanding nature with the help of advanced imaging and analysis techniques.
As rhinos evolved and grew bigger they became more susceptible to bone diseases, including degradation, inflammation and infection.
Researchers have documented how leafcutter ants process leaves into nutrients underground. The remarkable nimble ants rely on a division of labor to get food on the table and conserve energy, thus ensuring they remain healthy and strong – the better to suit the colony.
Following the 1964 Alaskan earthquake, marine-dwelling three-spine stickleback fish had to rapidly evolve to live in freshwater ponds. This sheds light on how other species may be impacted by climate change.
A collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey and four West Coast universities will aim to turn an earthquake early-warning system tested since 2006 toward the public. How much more will geological studies learn?