Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have found that heavy rainfall events have become significantly more frequent over the last 50 years in eastern parts of the state.
It turns out that like humans, wasps don't like an unfamiliar face. Scientists have found that a species of tropical wasps can memorize the faces of members of their colony and then attack any individual with an unfamiliar face.
Pigeons aren't such bird brains after all. Although their brains are no bigger than the tip of an index finger, pigeons can learn the same way that human children can.
Climate change is causing drought to be more likely in the breadbasket of the U.S. Now, though, researchers may have found a way to counteract this type of drought.
For millions of years, South America was isolated from the rest of the world-a type of island continent. Despite its isolation, animals managed to arrive on the landmass, such as monkeys and rodents. Now, scientists have discovered the origins of monkeys in South America.
Behold the humble tomato. It goes in our sauces and on our pizza. It brightens up salads and goes on our fries. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at the tomato's genetics and have found how different plants manage to thrive in wildly different environments.
Fish fraud may not seem like a big deal, but it's becoming huge business. In fact, it's estimated that up to 30 percent of the seafood entering the U.S. is fraudulently mislabeled and now, researchers have found a way to sniff out fraudulent species claims.
Scientists have successfully cryogenically frozen germplasm from hemlock trees that are being wiped out across the eastern U.S. by an invasive insect, and believe that cloning trees that are fighting off the pest could save the species as a whole.
Scientists have discovered a bacterium that produces hydrogen, which could be huge for renewable fuels sources in the future. The element could one day lesson the world's dependence on oil.
There may be a link between changes in Earth's orbit and the stability of the Eastern ice cap of Antarctica. Scientists have found that there is a direct relation between the two and that minor alterations in orbit could cause a climate shift.
Scientists at the University of York and The Hull York Medical School (HYMS) have discovered the largest rodent that ever lived--a creature that may have used its front teeth just like an elephant used its tusks.
It turns out that flocks of migrating birds may rotate for the same reason that a cyclist team does. Scientists have found that these birds share the arduous task of leading a v-formation so that they can then take turns saving energy by following in another bird's wake.