The current global growth in the human population can be a major threat to the survival of the endangered great ape-bonobo. Due to habitat destruction by human activity, bonobo is losing space in the world, according to a new study.
The bizarre mechanism behind the ability of the tiny fire ants to form living rafts has finally been unlocked by scientists. These ants re-form and realign constantly to withstand external forces.
Guard dogs may not have always received the best reputation, but a recent study shows that these guys may actually help prevent the deaths of threatened species.
Pollution can affect our climate in multiple ways but now, scientists have found out that it can also affect thunderstorms. It turns out that pollution causes thunderstorms to leave behind larger, deeper, longer lasting clouds, which may play into climate warming.
Squirrelpox has helped devastate red squirrel populations in the United Kingdom. Now, there may be a bit of good news when it comes to this disease. It turns out that the populations of red squirrels are not only recovering, but they're also developing antibodies to this particular disease.
Disease and coral bleaching can kill off vast swathes of a reef, which act as crucial nurseries and habitat for fish and other species. Now, scientists have confirmed what they've long suspected; it turns out that nutrient loading can lead to both coral disease and bleaching.
Italy's most active volcano Mount Etna showers tons of rocks and dust over Sicily Island, Italy after erupting on Nov.23, Saturday.
Our sense of smell can tell us quite a bit about the environment. We can sniff out food or tell if something foul is nearby. But how does our brain process multiple odors received simultaneously? Using locusts, scientists may have just discovered the answer.
When life first emerged on Earth, primitive organisms exploited our planet's raw materials. However, origin-of-life models assume that the minerals found on Earth today are the same as they were 550 million years ago. Now, scientists have discovered new evidence that challenges that assumption.
A new study solves a long standing mystery on how mushrooms propagate. The study reveals that mushroom have a remarkable ability to create their own wind and scatter the spores as far as possible.
The frozen permafrost under the East Siberian Arctic Shelf that was once considered as impermeable barrier trapping in methane, has lately showed signs of instability and started leaking tons of methane into the atmosphere each year. But a latest finding claims that the amount of methane released b...
In the Great Lakes region, birds are dying off in large numbers. Loons, gulls and other waterfowl are falling to deadly Type E botulism, a neuromuscular disease that's caused when birds eat fish infected with toxin-producing bacteria. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at this disease in an at...