When you think of threats to cities and towns, your mind might automatically go to the problem of crime or even climate change. Yet there may be another threat that we haven't considered: asteroid impacts.
A study of 36 species of mammals and birds found that species with bigger brain size display more self control, according to a new finding.
A recent study shows that there's more to "monkey business" than previously thought. As prior studies have shown how these animals carry the capability to do basic arithmetic, new research delves into the roots of mathematical evolution through our primate cousins.
Though some studies have suggested that at least one-fifth of the Neanderthal genome can be found in human DNA, a recent study conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, shows that Neanderthal populations were typically smaller and more isolated.
While humans survived and thrived, Neanderthals went extinct. So what gave modern humans the leg up over other species?
Every year, on top of daily news, experts and public figures unite to provide the world with an “environmental wake-up call.” Earth Day provides an opportunity to educate those who are unaware in order to make the world cleaner and more sustainable.
It turns out that the chickens of today are a lot different from the chicken that lives a few hundred years ago. Scientists have taken a look at the DNA from the bones of birds that lived 200 to 2,300 years ago in Europe, and have found that they've evolved drastically since then.
Scientists have discovered that parts of ancient Antarctica were as warm as today's California coast, and polar regions of the southern Pacific Ocean were as hot as Florida. The findings reveal a bit more about Earth's ancient climate.
On the eve of the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, NASA initiated a global event inviting people to engage in the worldwide celebration by taking a global selfie.
Scientists using a novel technique have accurately dated ancient Antarctic ice cores that are more than a million years old.
Most of us are familiar with the Big Bang theory, a cataclysmic explosion responsible for the expansion of the universe. However, for many Americans, they're just not so sure it even happened. In fact, a recent study shows that half of study respondents said they were "not too confident" or "not at ...
No one ever forgets a blue-footed boobie. Known for its bright blue feet and spontaneous dance moves to attract potential partners, the creature's dwindling population has unfortunately fallen more than 50 percent in the last 20 years.