A massive, rainbow-colored halo encircled the closest star to Earth, causing residents in New Jersey and New York to look up and take notice as they speculated about the possibility of aliens and discussed weird weather.
According to a study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, researchers at the University of Bristol state that limiting the amount of global warming could buy some more time for tropical coral reefs.
Scientists have discovered a new species of brilliant green pitviper deep within the cloud forest in northern Honduras.
Many medicinal plants contain compounds that are now scientifically proven to be effective against many diseases, including cancer and central nervous system disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. That's why an European research project scoured the tissues of two wild flowering plant...
A poacher was trampled to death by an elephant he was trying to shoot.
Scientists have revealed the fishy origins of human hips, pointing out that we have more in common with our fish ancestors than researchers once thought. The findings could have huge implications for the study of evolution.
Is Mount Everest shrinking? Its glaciers certainly are. Researchers are taking a new look at the snow and ice covering the tallest mountain in the world, and have discovered that the peak is rapidly shedding its frozen cloak.
What do earthquakes and whales have in common? They can both be tracked with the same type of sensor. Scientists are actually using seafloor seismometers in order to chart the movements of endangered fin whales.
The ancient remains of the endangered Hawaiian petrel are allowing scientists to learn a little bit more about how our seas have been impacted by humans.
You know that summer is here when juicy red strawberries start to appear on the shelves. In Germany, this seasonal fruit has never been more popular: on average 3.5 kilos per head were consumed in 2012 - a full kilogram more than ten years ago. Scientists from the Technische Universität München (T...
Huge amounts of fossil fuel could be replaced by biofuels if it was possible to extract them from the very plentiful waste product Lignocellulose. Importantly, its use in biofuel production does not interfere with the animal or human food chain. Researchers are currently trying to find the best enzy...