It turns out that tornadoes are occurring earlier and earlier in Tornado Alley. Scientists have found that tornado activity in the central and southern Great Plains is at its peak about two weeks earlier than half a century ago.
It turns out that the Gulf Stream, the warm North Atlantic current that flows into the Nordic seas, wasn't all that affected by the last Ice Age. Scientists have found that this current continued to flow, despite previous theories that it actually ceased to function.
Don't judge a book by its cover--unless you're a killifish. Scientists have found that female killifish prefer males with yellow fins, despite the various color morphs that male bluefin killifish display.
Early Earth was a hellish place to be, according to conventional theories. Now, new evidence in the form of zircon crystals have hinted otherwise, showing that Earth had conditions that were more similar to those found today.
As temperatures warm, invasive species may be getting a leg up. Scientists have found that increased temperatures in the Atlantic could, in turn, increased the range of invasive species, such as lionfish.
It turns out that nearly half of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture. The findings reveal that when it comes to the rainforest, stricter policies need to be enacted in order to protect this natural heritage for future generations.
Millions of years ago, England was once covered with sharks and a tropical rainforest teeming with life. Now, scientists have investigated Yorkshire's 310-million-year-old past and have found that it also once hosted a prehistoric shark.
Glaciers in the northern Antarctic Peninsula are melting faster than ever before. Scientists have found that even increased snowfall won't prevent the continued melting, and that these glaciers are highly vulnerable to even slight changes in air temperatures.
The Asian monsoon occurs each year, bringing with it torrential summer rains and dry winters. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at this climate phenomenon and have found that it existed as early as 40 million years ago, which makes it far older than previously thought.
Climate change isn't occurring the same way in all locations. While some climate scientists believe that climate change will cause wet areas to become wet area and dry areas to become dryers, a new study may show that this isn't always the case.
It's a baby boy for Phoenix Zoo's Bornean orangutan Bess, who gave birth early this month.
Scientists have found out exactly how vultures hunt down their prey. It turns out that these birds use social cues from keen-eyed birds of prey in order to locate food before swooping down in large groups to steal freshly-killed meals.