Researchers have discovered wasps in the genus Spasskia-a species in a genus that is completely new to science.
Climate change is continuing to impact the globe. Now, scientists have found that our changing climate may increase forest fires in Europe as temperatures increase and as droughts stretch on for longer in the future.
Researchers are learning a bit more about the origins of a summer favorite: peaches. Scientists have taken a closer look at ancient peach stones and have found that the domestic versions of this fruit can trace their origins back at least 7,500 years.
Scientists have taken a look at non-human primates to learn a bit more about social ranking and have found that the hierarchies are actually linked to specific brain networks.
How useful is the fossil record? This is a question that has long-plagued researchers studying evolution and past species. Now, scientists are questioning whether the fossil record can actually give a balanced view of the history of life, or if it's too biased.
A Swedish zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare pygmy hippo baby that weighed less that 6 lbs at birth.
Scientists have found that if Americans altered their menus to conform to federal dietary recommendations, emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases tied to agricultural production could increase significantly.
California blue whales are making a comeback. Scientists have found that the number of these whales has rebounded to near historical levels, which is good news when it comes to the conservation of this species.
It turns out that the majority of threatened species are "invisible" when using modern methods to predict species distributions under climate change. This is especially true when it comes to African amphibians, many of which are under the threat of extinction.
Plumes from Earth's mantle may just break up entire continents. Scientists have taken a closer look at the material rising up from the boundary layer of Earth's core and have found that they can help shape our planet's surface.
The Galapagos Islands are heralded as some of the most pristine and biodiverse islands on the planet. Now, though, scientists have revealed that parts of these iconic islands have been overrun by invasive plants from other parts of the world.
When did oxygen-producing life forms first appear on our planet? It was a bit earlier than expected. Scientists have discovered that these life forms were actually present about 60 million years earlier than previously thought.