A 9-year-old boy has gained the title of the youngest person in history to climb to the top of Argentina's Aconcagua mountain, according to the Associated Press (AP). Tyler Armstrong climbed the tallest peak in the Western and Southern Hemispheres at 22,841 feet high.
It turns out that the environment has more influence on genetics than we thought--especially when it comes to species in the wild. Scientists have discovered that even with migration, cross-breeding and sometimes the obliteration of populations, the driving force in the gene pool is largely the envi...
Guard dogs may not have always received the best reputation, but a recent study shows that these guys may actually help prevent the deaths of threatened species.
With Halloween approaching, a recent study looks at believe in the supernatural, and how it's only natural to believe in the possibility of another world not so different from our own.
Five new species of bats have been discovered in West Africa according to an international team of scientists and biologists from the University of York.
The development of energy-saving devices is underway in order to increase the ship’s propulsion efficiency. For example, specially designed fins on ship’s hull or propeller blades, waste-heat recovery systems, or creating micro bubbles around the ship’s hull to reduce drag in the water.
Whether you prefer working in a clean or messy environment, a new study shows that both have their benefits.
According to researchers at the University of Rochester, N.Y., and the University of Haifa, they found that the naked mole rat has an incredibly diverse mechanism which allows it to stay cancer free. It's based on a super sugar called high-molecular-mas Hyaluronan (HMM-HA) that HMM-HA actually preve...
A breathtaking new photo gives a marvelous view of Comet ISON, showing the potentials of the dazzling inner solar system, which may be visible in late November.
Deforestation throughout areas of Africa could be reversed with changes to land use, according to a recent study.
Satellites show how we can promote economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner by putting a price on nature’s resources.