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.
When it comes to honey bees, diet is all important. It turns out that honey bees fed on a natural diet of pollen are far more resistant to pesticides than those that are fed an artificial diet.
There's been a startling decline in bird populations across Europe. Scientists have found that over the past 30 years, more "common" birds in this region have experienced sharp drops in population numbers.
Imagine taking waste from crops and, instead of throwing it away, turning it into something useful. Scientists are doing just that with a new technique.
Have you ever heard of a fanged deer? Most people haven't, especially since it hasn't been sighted for more than 60 years. Yet now, scientists have spotted this elusive and unusual deer in Afghanistan.
It turns out that the ozone hole over the Antarctic is persisting through this Halloween. The hole reached its annual peak size on Sept. 11, holding at 9.3 million square miles, an area roughly the size of North America.
Scientists may have found out a little more about when animal life first evolved on Earth--and what may have delayed it.
It turns out that bats like to hang out with their friends. Scientists have found that despite moving house frequently, bats will choose to roost with the same social network, even when they shift locations.
Scientists have found that the reservoirs of supervolcanos consist of magma that intrudes into the crust in the form of numerous horizontally oriented sheets resting on top of each other like a pile of pancakes.
A deadly disease is sweeping across the amphibian population in parts of Europe. The disease, which is wiping out salamanders in particular, is predicted to reach the U.S. through the international wildlife trade unless steps are taken to prevent its advance.