Plants can occur in widely separated areas--from the farthest reaches of North America to the southern tip of South America, but nowhere in between. Yet exactly how or why this occurs has long remained a mystery.
It turns out that mutation isn't the same for humans and chimps. Scientists have found that the offspring of chimpanzees inherit 90 percent of new mutations from their father, and a low 10 percent from their mother.
Scientists have found that ocean acidification and warming may be threatening some iconic species in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was one of the worst environmental disasters of its time. Now, even years later, oil continues to wash ashore as oil soaked "sand patties."
When an area floods, fire ants will work together to create a massive, waterproof raft out of their bodies to stay alive. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at this raft-building behavior, revealing how these industrious insects manage to stay afloat.
A tiny spider from the Negev desert in Israel likes to go big or go home. This small arachnid routinely preys on insects up to almost four times its own size.
Scientists have analyzed an area of the Atlantic near the Strait of Gibraltar and have found a relationship between climate and currents that stretch back over six million years.
Dinosaurs may have been the largest creatures to walk the Earth, but they certainly didn't have the biggest eggs--at least comparatively to their size. Scientists have now found out why.
There's a bit of science behind frogs slurping up their prey. In just one slimy swoop, these creatures can grab up some grub, sometimes even larger than themselves.
Researchers have uncovered the fossil remains of a "pocket" sauropod, which reveal a bit more about the evolution of this large dinosaur.
Scientists have taken their first ever look on seasonal distribution patterns and historic trends in abundance of white sharks.
Scientists have taken a closer look at penguin populations over the last 30,000 years and have found that the climate warming and retreating ice of today may affect penguins in a more complicated way than first thought.