New findings published in the journal "Environmental Health Perspectives" reveals that female mice exposed in utero, or in the womb to low levels of arsenic via drinking water, showed signs of reaching puberty early, which increased their risk of obesity as adults.
New findings published in the journal BMC Ecology reveal that a chimpanzee population in Uganda has been found to be three times larger than previously estimated, suggesting that the animals may adapt to degraded habitats better than expected.
Communities around estuaries may be in for some financial troubles. Scientists have created a new visualization tool to predict the maximum cost of coastal flooding to communities around estuaries.
A team of researchers at the University of Illinois found that sleeping in a peaceful environment is particularly important for older men 65 and up sleep, whether this means being close to a park or a sandy beach or an ocean view. And that sort of makes complete sense
Though animal sex signals were thought to be passed down from generation to generation, new research conducted at Michigan State University shows that this may not always be the case.
Researchers have made a disturbing discovery about the impact of climate change on North American lizards. Due to high temperatures of 110 degrees Fahrenheit, within minutes, lizard embryos die due to immobility and their inability to seek proper shade. When their surrounding soil becomes too hot, t...
Scientists may have unlocked the secrets of hummingbird tongues.
The atmosphere is so unstable that a butterfly flapping its wings can, famously, change the course of weather patterns. The celebrated "butterfly effect" also means that the reliability of weather forecasts drops sharply beyond 10 days.
It turns out that the dirty coating that can be found on buildings and streets may be hazardous to public health.
Researchers have discovered that regular exposure to hydrocarbons (fuels found in many products, ranging from makeup to cleaning commodities), may contribute to a range of clinical conditions--including exposure to hydrocarbons that could lead to brainstem impairment. In this particular study, resea...
Stronger winds may mean troubled times for wild animals, affecting how well they can feed, according to recent findings published in the Journal of Animal Ecology.
Researchers at The Field Museum have discovered a new species of pre-mammal that is now Zambia. A unique groove on the animal's upper jaw revealed the distinction, dubbing it Ichibengops (which combines the local Bemba work for scar (ichibenga), and the common Greek suffix for face (ops)-or put simp...