Climate change could alter the ecological impacts of the seasons, which could mean some big changes when it comes to our environment and agriculture.
Evolution is constantly churning out new traits with novel functions. But what causes this process to occur in the first place? By studying the color markings of cichlid fish, scientists have figure out what triggers these evolutionary innovations.
Sea otters are suffering from land-based diseases and now, scientists may have found what might be aiding this spread.
When dinosaurs roamed the Earth, they fed and lived alongside one another. Yet how did such massive creatures manage to live with each other without eating all of their resources?
The sea ice surrounding Antarctica has just reached a new record high this year. The ice covers more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists first began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s.
A few species, including humans, can imitate new sounds and use them in appropriate social contexts. Known as vocal learning, this is one of the underpinnings of language. Now, scientists have found that killer whales possess this particular ability and can actually learn cross-species.
Scientists are learning a bit more about the evolutionary history of the red fox.
It turns out that male chimps vying for a female's affection may just be hurting themselves. Scientists have found that the aggressive tactics of male chimps might just lower a female's chances of conceiving.
When it comes to understanding the process of evolution, "living fossils" may just provide the key. Scientists have taken a closer look at the skate and its primitive colon in order to understand how animals first emerged from water in order to live on land.
As deforestation continues in tropical rainforests, more and more carbon is being released. Now, scientists have found that far more common has been lost than previously thought, which could affect models that predict carbon emissions.
One scientist has developed a method to enhance crop yield through the contact of roots, aerial parts or even the substratum of a plant fungus.