Some have compared the destruction wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines to that caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Here's a comparison of the two events.
How do hyenas communicate? One of the most important ways is by smearing foliage with excretions from their scent glands, which are produced by bacteria and not the animals themselves.
One might think that all the species of shark off the U.S. East Coast would've been identified by now. But a new analysis has turned up a new species of hammerhead shark off South Carolina.
The Earth is warming due to emission of greenhouses gases, but a theory persists that cosmic rays are to blame. A new study found no evidence for this hypothesis.
Stress affects the brain in many ways. In some cases, it can interfere with long- and short-term memory, as shown in a study with snails.
Super typhoon Haiyan, bearing down on the Philippines, has become the year's most intense storm and is bearing down on the central Philippines, threatening to inflict massive damage and loss of life.
Researchers have found a new ligament in the human knee, the existence of which had been postulated in 1879 but never shown, until now.
A bay cat, a rare animal found on the tropical island of Borneo, has been spotted by camera traps in a logged section of the rainforest, where it wasn't expected to be seen.
About 700 people have visited a hospital in southern Albania since June complaining of various symptoms derived from cultivating and processing cannabis.
Kidnapper ants raid the colonies of other ants and steal their young, taking them back to their own nests, where they enlarge their home, provide them food and raise their offspring.
Consumption of shark fin soup has decline by 50 to 70 percent in China over the last two years, according to an environmental group.
Humpback whales feed on fish just off the seafloor, making them vulnerable to entanglement in seafloor fishing gear.
Air pollution in northern China recently reached astonishing lows, with visibility of about 30 feet. The clouds of smoke and smog have been tracked from above by NASA's Aqua satellite.
An entomologist got a surprise when he returned from doing field work in Uganda: He had a tick up his nose. He got the tick's genome sequenced, and the animal may be a new species.
Guinea, a country in western Africa, is using a system that tracks lightning to monitor storms. The project is much cheaper than using Doppler radar, the conventional method.
Mercury-contaminated sediments are washed downriver after floods in northern California, new research shows.
Giant armadillos live up to their name, growing up to five feet long and digging holes up to 16 feet deep. These burrows serve as homes for a wide variety of animals in the Amazon.
Usually, the weather can't be predicted beyond five to 10 days. A new study has found a particular pattern of atmospheric circulation precedes heat waves by about 15 to 20 days.
Unprecedented warming has taken place in the Arctic. But just how unprecedented? New research shows that temperatures over the last century are the highest they've been in at least 44,000 years.
So much for "Rat Island." A remote island west of Alaska has been renamed to Hawadax Island since the birds have returned more quickly than expected.
Scientists have shown that both exposure to cold and the ingestion of chemicals in chili peppers increase the amount of energy the fat cells burn, and can help lead to weight loss.
The staff at a Southern California educational facility stumbled onto a surprise when an 18-foot-long (5.5 meters) sea creature washed near the shore.