What do humans and sparrows have in common? They both make sense of sound in the same way.
The bowhead whale can live for over 200 years with little evidence of age-related disease. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at this whale to find out why that is, which may provide untapped insights into how to live a long and healthy life.
Why is Greenland covered in ice? Scientists have taken a closer look, and have found that the ice on Greenland could only form due to processes deep in the Earth's interior.
Scientists are taking a closer look at how plants react to environmental and genetic factors.
Scientists have discovered a rare rock with not ten, not twenty, not thirty--but 30,000 diamonds embedded within it. Now, they're studying this unusual find in order to find clues as to the gem's origins.
Robots may tell scientists a bit more about the Antarctic. Underwater drones have now mapped the underside of Antarctica's sea ice, revealing algae and other organisms that live within this icy ecosystem.
Climate change may cause irreversible and dangerous impacts for both people and ecosystems. Now, though, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has announced that there are options available to adapt to climate change in the future.
Scientists have uncovered the gene regulatory networks of plants that control cell wall thickening by the synthesis of the three polymers, cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. The findings could mean a more efficient way to convert plant biomass to biofuel.
An entire herd of elk met its untimely demise after crashing through the ice on the surface of the Echo Canyon Reserve in Colorado. Local residents discovered the carcasses and alerted authorities this past Monday.
Researchers have made an unusual discovery when it comes to a member of an Asian group of fanged frogs. It turns out that the new species gives birth to live tadpoles rather than laying eggs.
There may be some good news for tropical forests. Scientists have found that these forests may be absorbing far more carbon dioxide than thought in response to rising atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas.