Turtles are known for their hard shells, but how did they evolve this unique adaptation? A new study reveals that turtles are not the primitive reptiles we once thought they were; instead, they're part of a sister group of birds and crocodiles.
How do we moderate climate change? Plant more trees. A new study reveals that plants can actually release gases that help form clouds and cool the atmosphere.
A massive, 28-foot-long basking shark washed ashore on a Rhode Island beach just this morning.
Major earthquakes in Chile have deformed our planet's crust permanently, scarring Earth's surface.
One juvenile green turtle and five endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles were set free into the wild after spending one year in rehabilitation overcoming injuries.
Just as the summer comes, it's important to remember that plants release gases to help form clouds and cool the atmosphere, or at least that's what researchers from IIASA and the University of Helsinki believe.
The first genetically modified phosphorescent sheep have been born in Uruguai, scientists announced Friday (26).
When it comes to the wild, we certainly think that survival of the fittest always rings true. But does that always mean that the bigger, greedier animals take the cake? Not necessarily, according to a recent study by scientists at the University of Exeter and Texas A&M University. In fact, for fish,...
Researchers have discovered that the temperature of the Earth's center is about 1,000 degrees hotter than previously thought, making the fiery core as hot as the surface of the Sun.
Temperatures continue to rise across our planet, and ocean temperatures are no exception. Now, officials have announced that the sea surface temperatures in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem in 2012 were the highest recorded in 150 years.
Humpback whales are some of the most intelligent animals in the world. Now, researchers have discovered that whales may be capable of social learning.
The phrase, "when in Rome," usually holds true for humans. Now, researchers have discovered that monkeys also pick up on social norms, giving a whole new meaning to "monkey see, monkey do."