A team of scientists delves deep into the TRAPPIST-1 system with new information on the mysterious planet h and the exoplanets' harmonious dance in orbit.
You're more of a Neanderthal than you think.
Urbanization has a very significant effect on evolution, leading to change in functioning ecosystems.
The number of known bird species in the world is only half of the actual number according to the American Museum of Natural History. A new study featured in the journal PLOS ONE suggests that the actual number of bird species actually total up to about 18,000 when "hidden" avian diversity is factored in.
Virtual reality has been gaining ground in recent years, and researchers from the University of Washington have presented the possibility of human interaction with virtual reality through direct brain stimulation.
Most people aren't familiar with pteropod,s but they’re very familiar with the fish that eat it. Commercially valuable fish such as salmon, sablefish, and rock sole all consume the pteropod. However, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partner scientists have linked the concentration of human-caused carbon dioxide in waters off the U.S. Pacific coast to the dissolving of pterapod shells.
Lightning has always fascinated and scared the hell out of humans for a long time. NASA will be launching a new satellite (GOES-R) on Nov. 19, 2016 that will for the first time supply uninterrupted and improved lightning observation over the North American hemisphere.
Narwhals are a species of toothed whale that are most closely related to the beluga whale. The males have evolved an extra long left canine tooth that can grow up to 2.7 meters or 9 feet long and bursts through the upper lip and protrude from the head like the horn of a unicorn. In a research published in PLOS One, it was revealed that narwhals have the most directional sonar of any species on Earth.
The 2016 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to three scientists who studied the unexplored bizarre properties of matter in unusual states.
After the discovery of the Earth-like planet in Alpha Centauri, the scientific community is now asking the very pertinent question, is Proxima B really habitable?
It’s one of the tragic realities that beloved pets live much shorter lives than their humans. A new long-term project seeks not just to understand but to solve this distressing problem.
Advanced tagging technology has captured never-before-seen data on how deep beluga whales will dive for food. Researchers say their foraging patterns are largely based on the abundance of Arctic cod and sea-floor topography.
That magnetic moon, that big pizza pie -- is affecting rainfall on Earth as well as the already-known tidal functions.
Crows are frequently observed gathering around dead comrades. When researchers from the University of Washington investigated this behavior they found the crafty birds understand much about death and the threat of death by predators, not only reacting to their fallen brethren but also avoiding areas or things they deem dangerous.