The World Bank released a statement today warning that the disastrous effects of global warming could be felt “in our lifetime,” along with a new study projecting the damage to Africa and Asia...
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Rhodiola rosea, a yellow-flowered mountain plant used in many countries for stress relief, has recently been found to increase the lifespan of fruit flies by 24 percent on average.
Researchers have developed a new algorithm that makes it possible to map the shape and dimensions of a room using just a few microphones and a snap of the fingers.
This year, scientists are expecting a very large “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico, according to several NOAA-supported forecast models. Those same models predict a smaller than average hypoxic level in the Chesapeake Bay.
Pet owners have known for a long time that each pet has its own, unique personality. It’s only in the last 10 years, however, that the study of animal personality has started to gain ground with behavioral ecologists.
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New evidence suggests that modern humans emerged as the need to find refuge from sudden changes in climate grew.
The Philippines has announced it will destroy five tons of seized ivory, a major symbolic step for a nation known for playing a major role in the illegal ivory trade.
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have discovered a link between a baby's weight in the first month after birth and a higher IQ by early school age.
The density of coral skeletons will be reduced by ocean acidification due to rising carbon dioxide levels, according to an international group of scientists led by the University of California, Santa Cruz.
The predator-prey relationship can affect the flow of carbon through an ecosystem, according to a new study from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
On Monday, FBI investigators began searching a Michigan field for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa after a tip from 85-year-old Tony Zerilli, the son of former Detroit mob boss Joseph Zerilli, led them to the scene of the apparent crime.
A two-year study from Oregon State and the University of Pittsburgh reveals bullfrogs are not only tolerant carriers that spread chytrid fungus, as previously thought. The bullfrogs are also dying from the pathogen.
Scottish start-up Celtic Renewables is bringing back a once popular fermentation process that it says can be used to produce superior next-generation biofuels from the byproducts of various biological industries.
The activation of a passive plate boundary in the Atlantic Ocean could ultimately result in continental Europe moving closer to the US, according to new research appearing in the journal Geology.
Honey bees have a knack of being quite promiscuous. Queens have been observed with anywhere between seven and 20 different males in the colony during the frantic mating season; all this fooling around serves a beneficial purpose, however.
According to University of Sheffield research, published in the International Journal of Climatology, unusual Jet Stream changes were behind record surface melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet last summer.
The primordial oceans in Earth’s early days were a much more inhospitable than they are today, and new research suggests that fish developed a highly efficient hemoglobin-based system to deliver large amount of oxygen to their tissues.
A super-massive electromagnet scheduled to be moved from Long Island to Chicago beginning this past weekend has been postponed due to inclement weather.
Finding a cure and prevention for damaged hair is a multi-million-dollar business, with hair products manufacturers constantly trying to put out the best shampoos and conditioners to save people everywhere from the wretched bad hair day.
Scientists writing in the journal Nature Geoscience report that a cold snap which occurred 116 million years ago triggered an event in the marine ecosystem known as global cooling.
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