Scientists have taken a closer look at the social relationships between baboons and have found that social bonds actually made the difference when it came to survival.
A certain extinct dolphin may actually tell researchers a bit more about unusual river dolphins. Scientists have found a new fossil dolphin species that may shed some light on the relationships between these freshwater dolphins.
When it comes to whales and dolphins, certain bones seem to serve little to no purpose. Their hip bones, in particular, look as if they're just evolutionary remnants from when they used to walk on land. Now, though, scientists have found that these pelvic bones may be crucial when it comes to sex.
It turns out that carbon dioxide levels are higher than ever. Scientists have announced that the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in carbon dioxide.
Scientists have announced that it may threaten nearly half of the bird species in the continental United States and Canada; that's a staggering 314 North American bird species that include the bald eagle, common loon, Baltimore oriole and the brown pelican.
A growing dead zone may just threaten fisheries in Arabia. Scientists have found that the rapid rise of an unusual type of plankton in the Arabian Sea could be disastrous for nearby fish.
A team of scientists have provided the first evidence of water ice clouds on an object outside our solar system.
Bacteria gobble down all kinds of waste, but could they actually deal with nuclear waste? Scientists have found that tiny single-celled organisms that have recently been discovered may just be able to help with nuclear waste disposal.
As climate change causes the acidity of ocean waters to increase, more and more species are being affected. Now, scientists have found that increased acidification could actually rob sharks of their ability to sense and smell food.
Scientists have found out how local sunbirds manage to sip from an unusually-shaped flower after recording visitors to a flower continuously over a period of days.
Scientists have learned a bit more about Egypt's ancient ecological past by examining depictions of animals in ancient Egyptian artifacts. Now, researchers have announced that species extinctions probably made the ecosystem progressively less stable over time.
There's a lot of talk about what human impacts are doing to warm the climate, but very little about what might cool the climate. Now, scientists have found that, surprisingly, the conversion of forests into cropland worldwide can cause a net cooling effect on global temperatures.