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An international team of researchers working in Ethiopia has uncovered fossil remains of a new species of ancient human, according to a new report in the journal Nature.
Wounds discovered on a 430,000-year-old human skull discovered in Spain could indicate that the individual was one of the first-ever murder victims, according to a new study published in the May 27 edition of the open-access journal PLOS One.
The Everest region could change forever as a new scientific model of glaciation has predicted that glacier volume could be reduced between 70% and 99% by 2100.
For the first time since 1982, the Wolf Volcano has erupted, and the endangered pink iguanas may be in trouble.
Unless something is done, the state may soon run out of water. But what can be done? Australia's Millennium Drought offers some tips on how to survive this dry time.
War inevitably produces unpredictable collateral damage and, although the human cost is always at the forefront of our minds, military conflict can have deadly consequences for wildlife.
As ice melts faster than ever and arctic drift creating problems, expeditions to the North Pole are becoming increasingly more dangerous and rare.
New techniques for studying the “chemical fingerprints” of Amazonian plants have given scientists a kind of “time machine” that can look back to the past and project the future.
Artifacts discovered in the massive grave mounts of the Scythians have provided the first-ever evidence that the nomadic people conducted rituals that involved drug use, as first chronicled by the Greek historian Herodotus in writings dated back to 440 BCE.
As you're sipping you're morning cup of coffee, stop to appreciate its richness in flavor, its warm, enticing aroma, and realize that this cup may be your last. (Ok -- maybe not, but still. Coffee is in trouble.)
Spiders might not be thought of as musical creatures, but a new study from the University of Cincinnati could change that.
The panther chameleon, a reptile unique to Madagascar that exhibits spectacular intra-specific color variation, is actually a group of 11 different lizards and not a lone species as has long been believed, an international team of researchers reports in a new study.
By studying mineral cave deposits known as speleothems, experts from Vanderbilt University, the Berkeley Geochronology Center in California, and elsewhere are learning more about what prehistoric climate was like and how it changed over the years.
Biologists at the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new type of yeast that is part fungus and part human, demonstrating that two types of lifeforms separated by over a billion years of evolution still have hundreds of genes in common.
Cracking a nut is difficult, so how do animals make sure that they don’t waste effort on a snack that winds up being tiny or rotten?
Rainforests aren't the only ones capturing CO2 from our atmosphere. A new study shows that semi-arid ecosystems like savannas (think Lion King) help out, too.
After a decade of dark screens and vacant hearts, the world can rejoice because Alaska’s walrus cam is back—and in high definition!
One author suggests that we are not paying enough attention to our treatment of intelligent life already among us: animals.
These Eastern diamondbacks are pyromaniacs, and they rely on an environment that's disappearing quickly.
Lewis Pugh is the world’s leading cold water swimmer. He has broken several records with long distance swims in the icy waters around the North Pole and in the Antarctic (wearing only goggles, a swim cap and trunks), and is the United Nations Environment Programme's "Patron of the Oceans".
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