Millions of genetically modified insects could be released in the Florida Keys if the UK biotech firm Oxitec's proposal is approved. The firm has proposed the release of genetically modified mosquitoes to help with current mosquito control efforts.
Water-filled micropores in hot rock may have been the nurseries in which life on Earth began. Scientists have found that the temperature gradients in these pore systems actually promote the cyclical replication and emergence of nucleic acids.
It turns out that winters in Siberia are getting a bit warmer. Scientists have decoded climate data from old permafrost ground ice and have reconstructed the development of winter temperatures in Russia's Lena River Delta and have found that over the past 7,000 years, winter temperatures have gradua...
The modern world isn't the only one that's impacted by climate change. Scientists have reconstructed the past climate for a region around Cantona, a large fortified city in highland Mexico, and have found that a major population decline in the past is partially linked to climate change.
Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of four ancient snakes that lived between 140 and 167 million years ago that may just change the way we think about the origins of these reptiles.
Scientists have found that if crop-pollinating insects like bees continue to decline, more than half of the people in some developing countries may be at risk for malnutrition.
Scientists have found that carbon accumulation levels in the southeastern U.S. may be slowing due to forest dynamics and land use changes.
NASA has tracked the massive blizzard that's pummeling the northeast today.
Temperature variability is important to take into account when it comes to long-term trends. Now, though, scientists have discovered that climate models may disagree on why these temperature "wiggles" occur.
Scientists are learning a bit more about Greenland's ice sheet with the help of some new technology. They've used ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA's Operation IceBridge to build the first ever comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet.
As a blizzard barrels down on the northeast, scientists have announced that there may be a way to predict extreme winters across Europe.