New York's Manhattan is at risk for flooding during major storms, such as Sandy. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at the Manhattan sea wall and have found that the odds of storm water overflowing it are up 20-fold.
Cougars survived the mass extinction that took place about 12,000 years ago while the saber-tooth cat and American lion went extinct. Now, scientists have discovered how cougars managed to endure while their cousins perished.
Meet the Burmapogon bruckschi: A newfound species of fly that lived during the age of the dinosaurs. The now extinct specimens were discovered in a translucent tomb of amber from Myanmar's Hukawng Valley, measuring in at just an inch long.
Early in our Earth's history, vast outpourings of lava from deep within our planet accompanied the breakup of continents. Now, though, researchers have found that these massive outpourings may not be as deep as once thought.
Scientists have mapped the genetic profile of the rainbow trout, a versatile fish whose relatively recent genetic history reveals new clues as to how vertebrates evolved.
Scientists have revealed that the wildlife response to climate change is likely underestimated, and that the side effects may be much more far-reaching than previously thought.
A study of 36 species of mammals and birds found that species with bigger brain size display more self control, according to a new finding.
A recent study shows that there's more to "monkey business" than previously thought. As prior studies have shown how these animals carry the capability to do basic arithmetic, new research delves into the roots of mathematical evolution through our primate cousins.
Though some studies have suggested that at least one-fifth of the Neanderthal genome can be found in human DNA, a recent study conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, shows that Neanderthal populations were typically smaller and more isolated.
Scientists have discovered that parts of ancient Antarctica were as warm as today's California coast, and polar regions of the southern Pacific Ocean were as hot as Florida. The findings reveal a bit more about Earth's ancient climate.
Scientists using a novel technique have accurately dated ancient Antarctic ice cores that are more than a million years old.
No one ever forgets a blue-footed boobie. Known for its bright blue feet and spontaneous dance moves to attract potential partners, the creature's dwindling population has unfortunately fallen more than 50 percent in the last 20 years.