As you drink your morning cup of coffee, you can be confident in knowing that there are teams of scientists in the world working on improving coffee--with the help of genetics.
As our climate changes, conditions are also changing. Now, scientists are identifying new health risks associated with a shifting environment.
It turns out that the tectonic plates aren't as rigid as we first thought. Scientists have found that these puzzle pieces that make up Earth's crust actually flex and bend, challenging the notion that the plates are stiff and unyielding.
Obese pregnant women are more likely to give birth to children with congenital kidney or urinary tract abnormalities.
Scientists may have found a way to identify exactly what type of snake has bitten a victim. They've developed a DNA test that could save lives in countries where snakebites can be deadly.
When Jeff Dornbusch went on a hike in southern New Mexico about a decade ago, he never expected to make an archaeological find.
It turns out that the height of an ice sheet doesn't just impact a regional climate; it may impact a global climate. Scientists have used computer models to simulate changing ice sheet height and have found that it could influence conditions around the world.
The lemurs of Madagascar are crucial to the region's biodiversity. Yet a majority of the 101 species of lemurs there are now threatened with extinction. Scientists have now taken a closer look at what might happen to the region with their disappearance.
Scientists may have discovered a new mechanism that could be a huge contributor when it comes to warming in the Arctic.
What caused the end of the last ice age more than 10,000 years ago? It turns out that it wasn't a gradual process. Instead, scientists have found that three abrupt pulses of carbon dioxide may have ended the cold snap during that time period.
Scientists may have solved the riddle of the "Cambrian explosion" after analyzing geologic history. They've found that that rapid diversification of animal life that occurred 530 million years ago could possibly be the result of a major tectonic event.