Scientists have created the most complete map of Antarctica to date. The new satellite image could inform researchers all over the globe as they examine the effects of climate change.
A certain fungus may just turn ants into zombies--sort of. Scientists have discovered a parasitic fungus that can manipulate its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, ensuring a constant supply of potential new hosts.
It turns out that even small fluctuations can trigger an abrupt climate change. Scientists have discovered that small changes in the sizes of ice sheets during the last ice age were enough to set off a warming event.
It turns out that microscopic organisms may just be able to create dripstones in caves. The new findings reveal how biological life can influence the formation of Earth's geology, and may mean that the same could happen on other planets.
It turns out that the world's primary forests may be more at risk than once thought. Scientists have taken a closer look at these forests and have found that only five percent of the world's pre-agricultural primary forest cover is now found in protected areas.
Scientists may have uncovered a new reef coral species from Saudi Arabia. After investigating a hard coral from the Red Sea, researchers have determined that it is indeed a new species.
Millions of years ago during the Late Cretaceous, pterosaurs soared through the skies. Now, scientists have found that toothless "dragon" pterosaurs from the Azhdarchidae family were the main ones to have dominated the environment.
Scientists have come up with a new approach to measure the combined exposure of species to both climate and land use change. The findings could be useful for better assessing which areas are most vulnerable to losses in biodiversity and ecosystem function.
It turns out the sun's activity may just influence natural climate change. For the first time, scientists have reconstructed the solar activity at the end of the last ice age, around 10,000 to 10,000 years ago, learning a bit more about the climate of that time.
A bizarre, worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to tell apart from its tell has officially found its place in the evolutionary Tree of Life.
How tall do trees grow and what causes them to go? That's a good question and now, scientists have found that climate may be the main limiting factor when it comes to the height of trees.
Californians might not see quite as many mountain lions roaming around the hills of Santa Monica, but the ones they do come in contact with are likely to be larger and more vicious than cats from the past.