It turns out that the sea-level rise scenarios for high-risk coastal areas aren't good enough--at least according to new research.
A certain mollusk may have inspired some new materials. Scientists have identified two optical structures within the blue-rayed limpet's shell that gives it its blue-striped appearance that could be used in bio-inspired materials.
Scientists have witnessed an increase in carbon dioxide's greenhouse effect at Earth's surface for the very first time. The findings reveal a warming effect that's being directly affected by rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
Birds are usually known for eating caterpillars-not looking like them. But a new study reveals that at least one bird actually mimics the appearance of a poisonous species of caterpillar in order to avoid being eaten by predators.
It turns out that 13 million years ago, parts of Peru were dominated by crocodiles. As many as seven different species of crocodiles hunted in the swampy waters, which reveals a bit more about the past climate and ecosystem of the region.
Humans use ultrasound to check whether a mom-to-be will have a boy or girl, but even ultrasound doesn't always get it right. With lemurs, though, it's easy; scientists have found that you can tell whether a pregnant mother will have a boy or a girl by her scent.
Fossils discovered in Kenya may tell researchers a bit more about the evolution of hippos.
It turns out that there was a four-inch increase in sea levels stretching from New York to Newfoundland in 2009 and 2010 due to a change in ocean circulation.
Some geysers, like Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, erupt on a timer, keeping to a regular schedule. Now, scientists may have found out why. It turns out that these geysers have loops or side-chambers in their underground plumbing.
In 1347 AD, the Black Death swept across Europe, sickening and then killing 40 to 60 percent of the population within just a few short years. Now, scientists have found that the rat may not have been the plague carrier for this disease. Instead, we might have to place the blame on the gerbil.
Scientists have examined the past in order to better understand rainfall patterns of today and have found that while the southwest is headed toward a drought, the Pacific Northwest will continue to warm with slightly drier summers and even wetter winters.
Climate change may be impacting cocoa crops globally, but a greenhouse near London is fighting back for chocolate lovers everywhere. The International Cocoa Quarantine Centre (ICQC) works tirelessly to ensure that cocoa crops remain disease-free and bountiful.