Small ponds produce a lot of greenhouse gases. Scientists have found that tiny ponds play a disproportionately large role in global greenhouse emissions from inland waters.
There won't be two more weeks of winter this year. Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, which means that were in for an early spring. With El Niño, though, we shouldn't be all that surprised; temperatures are heating up-and quickly.
A new type of sunscreen may allow your body to continue to produce vitamin D while protecting your skin.
What caused the end of the last ice age? It was probably due to a combination of erosion and a massive increase in volcanic activity. The findings may reveal a bit more about our current climate, and what we may expect in the future.
Droughts may be getting worse in the United States, and may impact our forests and rangelands. The U.S. Forest Service has revealed that some regions of our country may become drier in the next few years, and could threaten ecosystems.
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has taken a self-portrait that reveals a sweeping, dark dune in addition to its car-sized frame. The new selfie combines 57 images taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end of Curiosity's arm.
Ancient man apparently enjoyed roasted tortoise. Researchers studying Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv have discovered that our ancient ancestors had a taste for tortoise.
A hidden population of lions has been discovered in East Africa. This is good news for the species, whose numbers have plunged in many parts of Africa in recent years.
British scientists have been given the okay to use a controversial gene editing technique. They've been given permission to edit the genes of human embryos for research, which some say will one day lead to "designer babies."
It turns out that while senior citizens will accept robots as helpers, they're far less likely to give up control to the machines.
Although there are some companies that advertise "BPA-free" products, these items may actually not be safer. Scientists have found that a substitute to BPA, called BPS (Bisphenol S) may actually speed up embryonic development and disrupt the reproductive system.