Disease and coral bleaching can kill off vast swathes of a reef, which act as crucial nurseries and habitat for fish and other species. Now, scientists have confirmed what they've long suspected; it turns out that nutrient loading can lead to both coral disease and bleaching.
Italy's most active volcano Mount Etna showers tons of rocks and dust over Sicily Island, Italy after erupting on Nov.23, Saturday.
Our sense of smell can tell us quite a bit about the environment. We can sniff out food or tell if something foul is nearby. But how does our brain process multiple odors received simultaneously? Using locusts, scientists may have just discovered the answer.
When life first emerged on Earth, primitive organisms exploited our planet's raw materials. However, origin-of-life models assume that the minerals found on Earth today are the same as they were 550 million years ago. Now, scientists have discovered new evidence that challenges that assumption.
A new study solves a long standing mystery on how mushrooms propagate. The study reveals that mushroom have a remarkable ability to create their own wind and scatter the spores as far as possible.
The frozen permafrost under the East Siberian Arctic Shelf that was once considered as impermeable barrier trapping in methane, has lately showed signs of instability and started leaking tons of methane into the atmosphere each year. But a latest finding claims that the amount of methane released b...
In the Great Lakes region, birds are dying off in large numbers. Loons, gulls and other waterfowl are falling to deadly Type E botulism, a neuromuscular disease that's caused when birds eat fish infected with toxin-producing bacteria. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at this disease in an at...
Nearly 3.8 billion years ago the presence of molecular hydrogen along with carbon dioxide and water created greenhouse effect that increased the Martian temperatures high enough to allow liquid water to flow.
Packaged red grapes sold in local supermarkets of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Wisconsin also had venomous black widow spiders.
Polychlorinated biphenyls, known as PCBs, have been banned in the United States since 1979. Now, though, researchers have found that even though PCBs have been banned, they're still impacting our health. It turns out that higher levels of the toxin have been found in seniors and is being associated ...
A team of engineers at the University of New York University have created a tiny aerial robot whose flying motions replicate a water dwelling creature-Jellyfish.
Ice sheets in Greenland are unequivocally losing its mass at an accelerating rate due to the rise in the global temperature. For studying the history of ice sheets in Greenland, the researchers looked at the hidden clues embedded in the Arctic fossil record.