The average temperature of Earth has barely risen over the past 16 years. So if global warming is still occurring, why does it seem like it's taking a break? Scientists may have the answer and have also announced that warming will continue again soon.
What movements do worms use when it comes to inching through the Earth? That's a question that scientists have now answered with the help of a mathematical model which challenges the tradition view of how these creatures get around.
Scientists may have just managed to re-activate the expression of an ancient gene that causes animals to develop a fish-like thymus. The findings reveal a bit more about how the immune system evolved over the course of evolution.
A cephalopod deemed the cuttlefish has inspired a new type of camouflage system.
The ancient ancestors of today's crocodiles once lived in our world's warm seas. Yet they became extinct when things cooled off. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at crocodilian diversity, and have found a link between climate and the variety of species.
Researchers have figured out exactly how to capture a jellyfish's sting on camera. In the latest episode of the "Smarter Every Day" YouTube show, famous rocket engineer and show leader, Destin Sandlin, captured this aquatic creature's sting in slow motion.
Scientists have created the most complete map of Antarctica to date. The new satellite image could inform researchers all over the globe as they examine the effects of climate change.
A certain fungus may just turn ants into zombies--sort of. Scientists have discovered a parasitic fungus that can manipulate its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, ensuring a constant supply of potential new hosts.
It turns out that even small fluctuations can trigger an abrupt climate change. Scientists have discovered that small changes in the sizes of ice sheets during the last ice age were enough to set off a warming event.
It turns out that microscopic organisms may just be able to create dripstones in caves. The new findings reveal how biological life can influence the formation of Earth's geology, and may mean that the same could happen on other planets.
It turns out that the world's primary forests may be more at risk than once thought. Scientists have taken a closer look at these forests and have found that only five percent of the world's pre-agricultural primary forest cover is now found in protected areas.