Wildfires may occur naturally, but they could have a major impact on climate change. Scientists have found that wildfires and other types of fires that burn plant matter may have a much bigger role to play than previously thought.
Scientists are learning a bit more about butterflies; they've traced nearly 3,000 genes to find the earliest common ancestor of butterflies and moths, creating an extensive evolutionary tree.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the dinosaur family tree and have found how massive, meat-eating, ground-dwelling dinosaurs evolved into agile flying birds.
A team of international scientists discovered a rove beetle - oldest definitive member of the tribe Omaliini that has ever been found in amber.
Researchers are examining proteins that could potentially degrade the toxic chemicals that frequently surround those in war zones.
It turns out that some of the most toxic contaminants from the Deepwater Horizon spill still remain within the Gulf of Mexico.
Not all flowers are created equal and now, it turns out that bumblebees can tell the difference.
Scientists have found that storms have the potential to create Arctic swell due to these newly open spaces and that these huge waves could add another unpredictable element to the region.
Scientists have managed to overturn a 40-year-old theory about the Antarctic glaciation that occurred 34 million years ago. It turns out that this increase in ice was caused by decreased carbon dioxide levels, which could shed a bit more light on current climate shifts.
Birds and salmon brood their eggs for just a few weeks, so it's hard to imagine any animal brooding its eggs for four-and-a-half years. But that's exactly what one deep-sea octopus has done in the depths of Monterey Canyon off of the coast of California.
The world's oceans are seemingly endless as they stretch to extreme depths. And yet rapidly advancing technology is putting these deep seas at risk as they're exploited.
A massive collection of 20-million-year-old amber may have revealed a whole new world to scientists. Researchers have uncovered fresh insights into ancient tropical insects and the Earth that they inhabited.