Bisphenol A (BPA) may just impact the animals in our environment. Scientists have discovered this chemical can disrupt sexual function in turtles, which could be a warning for environmental health.
Since the Cambrian Explosion, ecosystems have suffered repeated mass extinctions: five in total. Now, scientists have identified a sixth major extinction that occurred 262 million years ago in China.
A strange, gruesome species of bone-eating worm that was thought to have evolved at the same time as whales has now been dated back to prehistoric times.
Scientists have uncovered the longest migration in the animal kingdom. They've found that a critically endangered species of whale takes a round-trip trek of nearly 14,000 miles by sea.
Baleen whales are the largest animals to ever live on Earth and now, new research is providing the most comprehensive picture ever of their evolutionary history.
Female chimps may be the real tool users among their kin. Scientists have found that female chimps are more likely to use tools when hunting.
Storm surges are devastating in the moment, but they're also troublesome after the initial wave. Scientists have found that Typhoon Haiyan's storm surge in the Philippines may contaminate an aquifer for years.
There may be a new source of methane. Scientists have discovered that beneath the seafloor, oceanic crust may provide the atmosphere with more of this potent greenhouse gas.
Insecticides are used across the globe. Now, though, scientists have discovered that there is global contamination of surface waters.
How did Earth form its layers? The answer may lie in the chemical make-up of meteorites. A new study of meteorites reveals a bit more about how our planet's crust formed billions of years ago.
It turns out that chimpanzees may just be able to plan for the future, similarly to human children. While some species of monkeys struggle with planning, chimps come out ahead.