Researchers reveal that African elephants have the largest number of olfactory genes - twice of that found in dogs and five times more than that in humans.
Scientists have examined the survival rates of 12 shark species when captured as unintentional bycatch in commercial longline fishing and have found that some sharks may be more at risk than once thought.
Freezing isn't normally a good thing. For frogs in Alaska, though, this is just a normal part of the year. Scientists have found that freezing and thawing may help wood frogs each autumn as they prepared to survive Alaska's cold winter
A team of entomologists have discovered what may be the world's largest flying aquatic insect with huge gross pincers.
Scientists have discovered the first mammal that uses polarized light to navigate, and it happens to be a bat. It turns out that the greater mouse-eared bat uses polarization patterns in the sky in order to find its way.
Could Antarctic sea ice not be expanding as fast as usual? Scientists have found that much of the increase measured for this sea ice could simply be due to a processing error in satellite data, which could have major implications for climate models.
It's been a hot summer this year. NOAA scientists have announced that the globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for June 2014 was the highest for June since record keeping began in 1880.
Scientists have learned a bit more about the Southern Ocean and have found that turbulent mixing in the deep varies with the strength of surface eddies--the ocean equivalent of storms in the atmosphere.
Researchers may have found out why a global warming "pause" has occurred. It turns out that it may be due to natural fluctuations in our own climate.
Rising sea levels are a huge issue for coastal communities in the face of climate change. Now, a new study reveals that levels will likely continue to rise in the tropical Pacific Ocean off the coasts of the Philippines and northeastern Australia.
Scientists have successfully recreated the cranial structure of an ancient lizard-like vertebrate that is the earliest example of a reptile.