Echolocation is an important tool for several modern species, including bats and some birds. Previous research from New York Institute of Technology’s College of Osteopathic Medicine has found...
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The reexamination of a dinosaur skull found in Alaska has revealed that it may have belonged to a “smaller cousin” of Tyrannosaurs Rex – not a completely distinct species as originally believed.
Evolutionary analysis applied to the relationship between North American and Central Siberian languages may indicate that people moved out from the Bering Land Bridge, with some migrating back to central Asia and others into North America
The first terrestrial sample of a water-rich gem that reveals new evidence about the existence of large volumes of water has been discovered by an international team of scientists which was led by University of Alberta's diamond scientist, Graham Pearson.
Scientists working on NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission are en route to Greenland to kick off this year’s Arctic land and sea ice data collection efforts, officials from the US space agency announced on Wednesday.
Sloths are known as tree dwellers, but the latest research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B says that these creatures use to head out into the sea about five to eight million years ago.
In a new study, fisheries researchers from North Carolina State University found that black sea bass (Centropristis striata) can usually survive the physical trauma that results from being hauled up from deep water then released at the surface.
With hotter summers perhaps as big a threat as colder winters to the lives of humans and other species, scientists are studying ways of mitigating climate change in urban areas.
Study on lawn care in cities across the country finds similarities, differences important to urban sustainability
Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated the world’s first three-dimensional acoustic cloaking device. The scientists reported that they have created a new device that reroutes sound waves...
The 13th century Mongolian conqueror Genghis Khan relied on hordes of Mongol warriors to expand his empire. Now it has been determined that Genghis was also aided by the favorable effects of climate change.
Blacksmiths and metallurgists in the West have been puzzled for centuries as to how the unique patterns on the famous Damascus steel blades were formed.
Several types of plants and animals were able to survive ice ages of the past thanks to the heat and steam produced by volcanoes, according to research appearing in a recent edition of PNAS.
A great deal of research has been focused on the factors that have influenced the human genome since the end of the last Ice Age. An international team of scientists has analyzed ancient DNA from skeletons, finding that natural selection has had a major effect...
New data obtained by NASA's Operation IceBridge program is shedding new light on how ice sheets in Greenland are changing.
A new study suggests that elephants are able to detect which humans pose a threat based on their voice and language. The discovery suggests that elephants can distinguish language between ethnic groups.
New findings published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology show that seed-dispersing bats avoid feeding in light-polluted areas.
The Nutrient Network has released a new, comparative study of grasslands on six continents, to be published in an upcoming issue of Nature, that suggests it might be possible to counteract the human-made overdose of fertilizer...
A 1,000-year period of pronounced climate variability occurring in Europe could have been the result of changes in the sun’s energy output, according to research published in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Geoscience.
A long held belief says that oxygenation of the atmosphere and oceans were a pre-requisite for the evolution of complex life forms. However, the latest study suggests that the first animals helped oxygenate the world's oceans.
New research from a European team of scientists has identified four new artificial gases in the atmosphere that are depleting the ozone layer, according to a report published Sunday...
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- A belt or girdle made of wampum by the Indians of the North Atlantic region, the purple and white beads being generally so arranged as to form designs.