After studying individual chickens that were part of a long-term pedigree, researchers found two mutations that had occurred in the mitochondrial genomes of the birds after only 50 years.
In a recent study, researchers found that dinosaurs used nasal passages to keep brains cool, this was to avoid their brains from overheating.
In a recent study, researchers found that Nordic seas began cooling half a million years before global oceans began cooling.
Mammoths may have actually survived into present day were it not for their bad "mineral diet."
Researchers have discovered a dinosaur specimen with well preserved tail feathers and skin tissues. This new study links some modern birds to dinosaurs, since they share similar evolutionary traits, according to researchers.
It turns out that the extinction of large herbivores, such as mammoths, may explain the more frequent fires in modern-day ecosystems. Scientists have taken a closer look at extinction's impacts on ecosystems.
While previously the world had aimed for just a 2-degree rise in temperature, now it appears as if countries are aiming for 3 degrees.
Scientists may have found what's killing off young right whales. It turns out that there's a close relationship between a sudden surge in whale deaths at Peninsula Valdes, Argentina, and the toxic algae Pseudo-nitzschia
When we lose large animals to extinction, we may be disrupting the entire globe's nutrient cycle. Scientists have found that the loss of whales and oversized land mammals may cause our planet to be less fertile.
You wouldn't think that cows are all that complex-but they are. Scientists have now taken a closer look at the ancestry of domesticated cattle, and have found that it's more complicated than previously thought.
GSA researchers have identified two peaks in New England as landscape fossils from over 30,000 years ago.
It turns out that hypercarnivores were key to shaping the Pleistocene epoch. Scientists have found that these meat eaters were crucial to culling huge, hungry herbivores such as mammoths, mastodons and giant ground sloths.