The Burmese python has the amazing ability to eat massive meals, allowing its body to grow to massive proportions before shrinking as it digests. Now, scientists have discovered how this extreme body transformation takes place in these snakes.
When it comes to vision, jumping spiders are masters. Scientists have long known that these arachnids see in remarkably high resolution. Now, researchers have discovered that these spiders see in three color "channels," as most humans do.
Climate change is impacting the United States in many ways. But will it cause the U.S. Midwest to become drier or wetter during the summer growing season? Many say that drought will be a huge issue, but scientists have found that this may not be the case.
Tiny, ocean microbes may actually impact climate change. Scientists have discovered that a factor that determines the properties of clouds that help moderate our planet's temperature may be decided in the oceans.
Get ready for summer and while you're at it, get ready for heat waves. Scientists have found that the United States could experience a four- to six-fold increase in exposure to extreme heat by mid-century.
Scientists have discovered that historical land use has a major role on carbon cycling, which means we may need to look to the past to predict the future.
Scientists have discovered tiny microbes with the potential to cleanse polluted waterways. They've found that microbial communities in urban waterways not only clean the water, but also act as raw water quality indicators.
A grounded, giant iceberg in Antarctica may have provided scientists with a real-life experiment that reveals the vulnerability of marine ecosystems to sudden changes in sea-ice cover.
Humans aren't the only ones that have different voices. The same theory that explains individual differences in human speech has recently been applied to other members of the animal kingdom, including whales.
An octopus arm may have inspired the creation of a new surgical tool. Scientists have created a robotic arm that can bend stretch and squeeze through cluttered environments.
It turns out that climate change may have contributed to a drop in high-ozone levels. Scientists have found that a stronger sea breeze due to warmer soil temperatures caused this drop in the Houston area.