Ozone-destroying gases may be on the rise. Scientists have reported that chemicals that are not controlled by the United Nations treated designed to protect the Ozone Layer are contributing to ozone depletion.
Studying past climate conditions can tell researchers quite a bit about what we might expect in the future. Now, for the first time, scientists have used a new dating technique to show that a drastic climate change occurred in northern China 4,200 years ago.
Penguins may have bad taste--and that's mostly because they don't have any taste at all. Scientists have found that penguins can't enjoy or detect the savory taste of the fish that they eat.
Humans continue to encroach on the territories of animals. Now, researchers have found that female pumas kill more prey but consume less when their territories bump into human development.
It turns out that cold-blooded animals may actual grow larger in size with warmer air temperatures nearer to the equator. Surprisingly, though, the reverse is true of species found in warmer water. Now, scientists are taking a closer look at this phenomenon.
Climate change may be causing an unprecedented increase in the amount of infectious diseases in new locations. Scientists have found that as temperatures warm, new illnesses are emerging and thriving across the globe.
We're getting a new look at ocean acidification--from space. Researchers have used satellites to monitor ocean acidification, and have been able to see the impacts on large swatches of inaccessible ocean from orbit.
Cattle are often viewed as a detriment when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. But could beef production actually help capture and store carbon? Scientists may have found a way to use beef production to help restore ecosystems.
Beavers may have shown scientists a way to improve human tooth enamel. It turns out that they have protection against tooth decay built into the very chemical structure of their teeth: iron.
It turns out that the squid can actually edit its own genetic makeup on the fly. Scientists have discovered that this animal can modify most of its proteins in order to enable adjustments into its immediate surroundings, giving it a survival advantage.
Researchers have discovered that pumas in the Santa Cruz mountains are less likely to kill their prey when human developments are near.
Researchers at Northwestern University are discovering just how to break down the beauty of a rainbow a bit further. They transformed a silver light into any color of the rainbow with a low-cost alternative to color filters used in electronic displays and monitors.