Scientists have found that four urban sections of the Sand Andreas Fault system in Northern California have stored enough energy to produce major earthquakes.
What if all of the compasses in the world suddenly pointed south instead of north? Earth's magnetic field periodically flips over time and now, scientists have announced that it's possible for this change to occur over the course of a human lifetime--in less than 100 years.
Archaeologists have made a surprising discovery. They've unearthed the oldest known lamprey fossil to day. The finding could shed light on the ancient origins of the eel-like, blood-sucking lamprey and, in turn, reveal a bit more about the evolution of other animals.
New York City is known for its rats. They can be found in subways, skirting trash bags and skirting building corners. Now, though, scientists have taken a closer look at these rats and have identified bacterial pathogens that these rats may be carrying.
Crocodiles aren't as primitive as some think they are. Scientists have taken a closer look at their hunting tactics and have found that these reptiles can actually work as a team to hunt their prey.
As temperatures rise on our planet, greenhouse gases are mostly to blame. Now, scientists have taken a closer look and have found that the sun affects middle atmosphere ozone, which may have potential implications on smaller scale to regional climate.
As ice sheets melt and sea levels rise, it's more important than ever to accurately estimate how high these levels will be. Now, scientists have come up with a model that forecasts the worst case scenario when it comes to rising sea levels.
There may be a new way to predict disasters. Scientists have developed a new technique that builds upon a mathematical comparison that can be used for any time series data and could be applied to extreme events in all sorts of complex systems.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the house fly's genome, and state that it could provide insights into pathogen immunity, pest control and decomposing waste.
Researchers from the Department of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University and the Biodiversity Research Center have found a new endemic land snail species that was long confused for the widely distributed A. Subchinesis.
Where can you find the most methane emissions in the United States? Scientists may have found that out with the use of a new map. They've mapped satellite data in order to uncover the nation's largest methane signal seen from space.
Some places in the world simply have more biodiversity than others. Why this is, though, has long puzzled scientists. Now, researchers have found that no single "one-size-fits-all" model can explain how biodiversity hotspots come to be.