Scientists may have learned a bit more about the evolution of tortoises. By carefully studying modern and early tortoise fossils, researches have uncovered the evolutionary processes that helped shape their unique breathing apparatus and tortoise shell.
There's been a major breakthrough when it comes to the study of insects. Scientists have published the first modern roadmap of insect evolution, revealing how these creatures are related and uncovering their true ecological, economic and medical importance.
Scientists have taken a closer look at ancient sulfur-using bacteria to learn a bit more about the evolution of life on our planet.
Koalas may be revealing new clues about the origins of the human genome. Scientists have recently discovered that 39 different koala retroviruses in a koala's genome were all endogenous, which means they've been passed down to the koala from one parent or the other.
Scientists have found that Mexican free-tailed bats play dirty when it comes to finding a meal; they jam the sonar of competitors in order to gain an advantage.
One of the things that separates humans from animals is culture--the ability to build up knowledge over generations. Now, esearchers have found that humans aren't the only ones that possess this ability.
Scientists have found that the debate over fuel-reduction techniques for wildfires is only a small part of the much larger fire problem that will make society increasingly vulnerable to catastrophic losses due to wildfires.
Reconstructing what ancient creatures look like is a difficult process, especially when it comes to imagining what colors that might have had. Now, though, scientists are using new methods to figure out the color of fossils, reconstructing what the ancient Archaeopteryx may have looked like while it...
Scientists have just filled in an evolutionary gap. They've discovered the first fossil of an amphibious ichthyosaur in China, which is the first ever link to the dolphin-like ichthyosaur to its terrestrial ancestors.
Imagine a groundhog that weighs 20 pounds or more. Now imagine that groundhog living during the age of the dinosaurs.
A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine is in development to help provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the deadly Ebola Virus, according to recent findings published in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.
A "kissing" bug may not ultimately sound like the worse type of insect. After all, spreading a little affection here and there couldn't hurt, right? Don't be fooled. This bug gained its lovely name, also known as Chagas, from spreading it's infection through blood-sucking "kisses" that have hit an e...