Researchers at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom have found out what may be causing the extreme immune reaction in some with pet allergies.
What do plants and space have in common? NASA scientists have developed a new way to use satellites to measure what's occurring inside plants at a cellular level. The technique could help researchers measure overall plant health from space, which will give them a broad view of how entire ecosystems ...
No matter where homing pigeons are released, they find their way home. Now scientists have discovered that these birds have a spatial map and thus possess cognitive abilities, recognizing where they are in relation to their loft.
Sea ice is shrinking, which means that there is less solid surface for marine mammals to rest and recuperate during their searchers for food. Now, scientists have discovered that young harp seals off the eastern coast of Canada are at much higher risk of getting stranded because of disappearing ice.
Regeneration is one of the most useful skills that an organism can possess. Yet scientists have long wondered why some creatures possess this ability while others don't. That's why they decided to examine the process of regeneration, looking at the masters of this particular adaptation: flatworms.
Researchers have learned a little bit more about the science of death. They've witnessed the final biological events in the life of a worm, watching a wave of blue fluorescence light the way during the creature's final moments.
Stink bugs (Chlorochroa sayi) have invaded yards and fields across western Nevada and authorities have received several calls about these pests from citizens in areas of Smith Valley, Douglas County, Carson City, the North Valleys area of Reno and Pershing County.
Honey bees are quickly disappearing from flowers and fields, succumbing to disease and colony collapse disorder. Now, scientists have discovered that common agricultural chemicals, including fungicides, could be responsible for impairing bees' ability to fight off a potentially lethal parasite.
A rare zebra-donkey breed called 'Zonkey' was born on Saturday at an animal reserve in Florence, Italy. The newly born Zonkey, born to Jade (donkey) and Martin (zebra), has been named Ippo.
Snow leopards, wild yaks and some of the other rare mammals that once roamed on the lands of Tibet, China and Mongolia are becoming victims of fashion due to the growing cashmere trade in the western markets, threatening the ecosystem.
Despite what your grandma's learned from watching Law and Order, living in an urban area isn't less safe than a rural one. In fact, according to a recent study, it may be more dangerous.
There's a ticking time bomb beneath the Arctic and it's likely to cost the world an estimated $60 trillion. The rapid thawing of Arctic ice could release a giant "pulse" of methane that could trigger catastrophic climate change and steep economic losses.