Some of the earliest civilizations in the Middle East and Fertile Crescent may have been affected by abrupt climate change.
Scientists have made an unusual discovery. They've uncovered a snake fossil that had four legs, which may tell them a bit more about how snakes made the transition from lizards to serpents.
Scientists have discovered that this lighting can alter patterns of bat species activity and feeding, which may impact the health of the species and have cascading effects on the ecosystem as a whole.
Kiwi birds are a bit unusual. Now, scientists have sequenced the genome of this bird and have identified several sequence changes that underlie the kiwi's adaption to a nocturnal lifestyle.
How did mammoths die? Scientists may have discovered the reason behind the mass extinction.
New findings published in The Auk: Ornithological Advances reveal that certain animal populations on islands tend to develop weird traits over time. However, one pattern is relatively understudied-otherwise known as a tendency in which certain animal populations develop "melanism," or dark or black ...
There may be an environmentally friendly way to protect coastal areas from sea-level rise: save the mangroves. Scientists have found that mangrove forests actually help protect coastlines from rising seas.
Scientists have called for urgent cooperation between conservation scientists and space agencies to help preserve ecosystems.
It turns out that boa constrictors don't kill their prey by suffocation. Scientists have found that, in fact, these snakes kill their prey through another method: cardiac arrest.
Chimps may, in fact, have culture. Scientists have discovered tool-length "subcultures" in chimpanzees that provide striking parallel with cultural differences observed between adjacent groups in human societies.
Scientists may have uncovered the first evidence of farming in the Mideast.
New findings published in PLOS ONE examine the ongoing danger to the harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), who are struggling to successfully reproduce as a result of chemical pollutants lurking in European waters.