Mars rover Curiosity has ingested portions of the first samples collected from the inside of a Martian rock.
An international team of scientists working at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station have discovered an 18 kg meteorite embedded in the East Antarctica ice sheet, according to press reports. Since the year 1988 this is the largest meteorite discovered in this region.
According to the study conducted by University of Sydney, babies born to mothers who are overweight or obese had a thickened lining in aorta, this a common sign of heart disease.
An important discovery has been made by researchers at Queensland, Australia, stating that autistic kids benefit from exposure to animals, as exposure to animals can increase the positive social behavior in autistic children.
Popular anti-nausea drug ondansetron (brand name Zofran) does not cause any birth defects or risk to the growing fetus.
A latest study reveals a very mysterious aspect of an alligator: the semi-aquatic carnivorous reptile has a permanently erect penis hidden inside its body, an aspect uncommon in other reptiles and mammals, reports LiveScience.
A 114-year-old Japanese woman 'Misao Okawa' has been officially named as the world's oldest female by the Guinness World Records on Wednesday.
A male giant isopod in Japan, simply known as No. 1, has not ingested any food for more than four years. Shocking but true! The creature, which is generally known as the scavenger of the deep, is kept at the Toba Aquarium in Mie Prefecture.
Giving birth to sons reduces the lifespan of mothers. According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, the risk of death increases by 7 percent per year for each son a woman gave birth to.
The IUCN's Species Survival Commission's (SSC) African Rhino Specialist Group predicts that if poaching continues at such an alarming rate, the rhino population could drastically fall within two years' time.
It is known that marine life is extremely sensitive to noise pollution. In most cases, the death of the animal occurs shortly after the exposure to extreme noise. Most of them fail to acclimatize to the new environment. The sensitivity to noise differs in various marine animals.