It turns out that the drought that has ravaged California is the worst to have occurred in 1,200 years. Now that rain has finally fallen on the dry areas of the state, researchers have shown that the 2012 to 2014 drought was almost unprecedented.
El Niño may actually be responsible for charging the yearly tropical cyclones in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
It turns out that greenhouse gases may not just be causing temperatures to rise. They're also responsible for the rainfall in Africa.
Crows are known for their ability to use tools. Now, scientists have found that these birds have a preference for either their left or right side--just like humans are left- or right-handed.
It turns out that not all bats use vocalizations when they navigate the darkness. Scientists have discovered that Old World fruit bats, long classified as "non-echolocating," use a rudimentary form of echolocation with clicks that they produce from their own wings.
Scientists have discovered that water temperatures, in particular on the shallow shelf seas of West Antarctica, are rising.
Where do volcanoes come from? Researchers have announced that a layer beneath Earth's crust may be responsible for volcanic eruptions.
The electric eel can deliver enough of a shock to knock down a full-grown horse. Now, scientists have discovered that this eel actually has an electroshock system that is actually similar to that of a Taser.
There's some good news when it comes to pandas. Far from being delicate and picky, these mammals may just be more flexible than we previously thought.
Scientists have discovered that some bacteria from the guts of waxworms could potentially help us eliminate plastic trash.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the humpback whales inhabiting the Arabian Sea and have found that they're the most genetically distinct humpbacks in the world.