Scientists have taken a closer look at the behavioral and social impacts that chimps experience when raised in captivity.
You may think that dying brain cells are a bad thing but for birds, it's a natural part of their yearly cycle. Now, scientists have found out how neuron growth in these birds begins anew each spring.
Scientists are continuing to search for new materials to create biofuels to power vehicles and other machines. Now, though, scientists have taken a look at the human gut and have found that microbes there can digest fiber, breaking it down into simple sugars.
It turns out that food collected around the site of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown may be negatively impacting butterflies. Scientists have found that pale blue grass butterflies that were fed from regions around the disaster site had higher rates of death and disease.
Breaking down plant biomass for energy conversion in industrialized bioreactors remains a challenge even today. Now, scientists may be taking a cue from nature; it turns out that termite fungus farmers solve this problem and can decompose plants quickly and efficiently.
Antarctic fish may swim in freezing waters, but they don't freeze themselves. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at why this is, uncovering "antifreeze" proteins that allow the fish to survive in the icy Southern Ocean.
Want better health? Then taking action when it comes to climate change may be the answer. Scientists have found that the number of hot days in Eastern and Midwestern U.S. cities may triple by mid-century, which could drastically impact health.
It turns out that Arctic sea ice is still at risk of shrinking. NASA has announced that the ice official hit its annual minimum on Sept. 17 and that it was the sixth lowest on record since recordings began.
It turns out that carbon dioxide emissions may be rising to new heights. Scientists have found that the main contributor to global warming is set to rise to a record 40 billion tons in 2014.
Scientists have found that sea ice actually removes CO2 from the atmosphere with the help of frost flowers and as it retreats, more gas may be released.
While rising temperatures and shifting precipitation may get most of the attention, climate change can also impact wind patterns which, in turn, could alter predator-prey relationships.
Scientists are constantly taking inspiration from animals in order to create new materials. Now, they've managed to create a new adhesive inspired by the sticky proteins that mussels and barnacles excrete to allow them to cling to a hard surface--even underwater.