Could we be heading for a new and grimmer era for coral reefs? An expedition to Australia's Great Barrier Reef has found that coral growth rates have plummeted by 40 percent since the mid-1970s.
Scientists have found that humans and chimps are some of the only species to engage in coordinated attacks on other members of the same species and they may just have an explanation for why that is.
The Columbus Zoo welcomes its latest addition- a baby bonobo - born early this month.
Since the 1960s, trees have been growing more quickly--even though their development phases haven't changed. Now, scientists have discovered that tree growth has sped up even more by as much as 70 percent.
It turns out that the massive impact that helped cause dinosaurs become extinct 66 million years ago may have also giving flowering plants the chance they needed to replace slow-growing evergreens.
It turns out that we may need to rework our view of Earth's climate history. Scientists have taken a closer look at the global carbon cycle, which offers a new perspective of Earth's climate records through time.
It turns out that tornadoes are occurring earlier and earlier in Tornado Alley. Scientists have found that tornado activity in the central and southern Great Plains is at its peak about two weeks earlier than half a century ago.
It turns out that the Gulf Stream, the warm North Atlantic current that flows into the Nordic seas, wasn't all that affected by the last Ice Age. Scientists have found that this current continued to flow, despite previous theories that it actually ceased to function.
Don't judge a book by its cover--unless you're a killifish. Scientists have found that female killifish prefer males with yellow fins, despite the various color morphs that male bluefin killifish display.
Early Earth was a hellish place to be, according to conventional theories. Now, new evidence in the form of zircon crystals have hinted otherwise, showing that Earth had conditions that were more similar to those found today.
As temperatures warm, invasive species may be getting a leg up. Scientists have found that increased temperatures in the Atlantic could, in turn, increased the range of invasive species, such as lionfish.
It turns out that nearly half of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture. The findings reveal that when it comes to the rainforest, stricter policies need to be enacted in order to protect this natural heritage for future generations.