Ocean acidification isn't just making environmentalists anxious; it's also worrying the fish. Scientists have discovered that increased carbon dioxide in the world's oceans is causing fish to be more anxious, which could impact fisheries across the globe.
A newly discovered fossil may just tell archaeologists a bit more about the ancient relatives of mammals. Uncovered in Mozambique, the fossil is a new species and genus of vertebrate that lived about 256 million years ago and is part of a group of animals that included a number of extinct lineages, ...
With the help of new technologies to extract and study the ancient DNA a team of researchers have successfully sequenced the complete mitochondrial genome of a 400,000 year old hominin from Spain.
As if crocodiles weren't deadly enough--it turns out that these reptiles play it smart when hunting their prey. Researchers have found that crocodiles use lures when seeking something to eat, showing a type of tool use that scientists did not expect.
It turns out that while we may be pouring out carbon dioxide, there's one place on Earth that's preventing this gas from reaching our atmosphere. The Arctic Ocean is slowly becoming more of a carbon sink, soaking up carbon before it can impact our climate.
In a new finding, researchers at the University of Southampton have identified regions that have the potential to store huge quantity of industrial carbon dioxide. They discovered that the igneous rocks of the upper ocean crust could store decades of carbon dioxide.
A team of scientists have discovered that the ring tailed lemurs in Madagascar are the only primates in the wild that consistently sleep in the same caves during the night.
A new comprehensive genetic study of the humpback whale populations in North Pacific region suggests that there are five distinct populations of the mammals in the region. This finding comes just in time when the Endangered Species Act proposal is considering listing the North Pacific humpback whale...
It turns out that climate change can occur extremely rapidly--at least in terms of the span of our climate history. Yet this change also occurs at different times in different regions. Scientists have discovered that on a regional scale, this rapid climate chance once occurred over different areas w...
Scientists have taken a closer look at the chemicals in groundwater in order to assess whether or not fracking is polluting the environment as much as environmentalists claim.
A pod of 20 to 30 pilot whales has been stranded in shallow water in a remote area of Everglades National Park. Now there are efforts in place to try to rescue these whales.