It's been a hot summer this year. NOAA scientists have announced that the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for June 2014 was the highest for June since record keeping began in 1880.
Scientists have found that the deadly Middle East Respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus could be passed through gene fragments found in the air.
Meet the desert woodrat; a rodent species native to the western North American deserts.Though quite tiny in size, make no mistake; these creatures can "stomach" just about anything.
Scientists have learned a bit more about the Southern Ocean and have found that turbulent mixing in the deep varies with the strength of surface eddies--the ocean equivalent of storms in the atmosphere.
New York City squirrels aren't like regular squirrels. Now, scientists have found that these creatures have adapted to human behavior to allow them to thrive just as well, if not better, than their fellow squirrels in the woods.
Researchers may have found out why a global warming "pause" has occurred. It turns out that it may be due to natural fluctuations in our own climate.
Rising sea levels are a huge issue for coastal communities in the face of climate change. Now, a new study reveals that levels will likely continue to rise in the tropical Pacific Ocean off the coasts of the Philippines and northeastern Australia.
Scientists have successfully recreated the cranial structure of an ancient lizard-like vertebrate that is the earliest example of a reptile.
It turns out that mammoths and mastodons didn't travel nearly as much as scientists once believed. Instead, they much preferred to stay at home in Greater Cincinnati, becoming year-round residents.
The staff of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is thrilled to announce the birth of a male black rhino, who is the 15th rhino calf born at the Park.
Scientists tracked the movements of seals and noticed that these marine mammals use off shore wind farms as foraging grounds to feast on invertebrates.
Want to avoid contributing to climate change? Then you may want to stop eating meat. Scientists have found that livestock emissions are actually on the rise, and that beef cattle are responsible for far more greenhouse gas emissions than other types of animals.