Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to humans. Now, researchers have found further proof that human evolution was probably influenced by mutations to DNA sequences that play roles in turning genes on and off.
In depths of the ocean, a hairy crab named after David Hasselhoff thrives. The "Hoff" lives around hydrothermal vents, existing in an area of extremes. Now, scientists have discovered the evolutionary history of this crab, finding out that they're far from being the ancient "relics" that researchers...
Could climate change have sparked Stone Age cultural innovation in modern humans? Scientists have used new evidence to show that technological and cultural improvements took place abruptly during a time when temperatures and climate were changing.
The Gulf of Mexico is known for its yearly dead zones, a condition that leaches all of the oxygen from coastal waters and leaves them lifeless. Now, NOAA scientists have discovered that this year's dead zone could be massive--and possibly record-setting.
Peru was hit by an earthquake on Tuesday.
Pet food recalls seem to be taking a big hit this spring, with recalls sweeping animal products for cats, dogs and ferrets alike.
Could a new tool that properly measures the amount of sugar in what people eat and drink prevent obesity?
In 2012, the continental United States suffered through one of its worst droughts in decades. Nearly 80 percent of the nation's farm, orchard, and grazing land was affected in some way, and 28 percent experienced extreme to exceptional drought. As another summer arrives in North America, surface wat...
With his pure white fur and pink skin, the rare albino gorilla, Snowflake, was quite the sight to see until he died of skin cancer in 2003. Now, scientists may have tracked down the reason behind his rare albinism. Snowflake may have been the result of inbreeding--the copulation between a niece and ...
A consumer website has unveiled the world's most expensive package holiday for dogs that includes a fortnight stay at Paw Seasons Hotel and limousine transfers. But for this luxury deal the owners will have to spend a small fortune worth $74,000 (£47,000.)
A honeybee queen has the obligation to not only produce as many insects as possible, but also to have as many mates as possible. New research reveals that genetic diversity and a queen bee's promiscuity is key to colony survival.
Experts from Walford & North Shropshire College for the first time have successfully bred a rare species of frog in their laboratory called the 'Blue Poison Dart Frog. These are some of the most toxic animals on Earth that enough of venom to kill ten men.