New research suggests that soot from coal-burning power plants may have darkened the surface of glaciers in the European Alps enough to cause a rapid and unexpected retreat by the glaciers.
Fog may become a more viable source of drinking water in arid regions of the world, thanks to new advancements in fog-harvesting technologies.
First-ever video footage of a deep-sea squid has revealed a feeding habit unique to the world of squid.
The Canadian government has issued a drone to scare away a troublesome flock of Canada geese, in an effort to reduce fecal contamination at a popular swimming beach.
Aging is often thought to result from cell-damaging experience through life. Now, researchers have found that damaged DNA inherited from mothers may predetermine aging rates to a certain degree.
Human bodies can last thousands of years in a Northern European peat bog without completely decomposing, due to the low-oxygen and highly acidic environment that develops in these ancient soils.
A team of entomologists has discovered more than 40 new beetle species in Tahiti, adding to the long list of insects native to this highly biodiverse island.
Researchers have discovered dozens of new ground-dwelling beetle species in Tahiti, adding to the long list of insects known to crawl this highly diverse region of the South Pacific.
A team of geologists in India have determined that the rock underlying India could potentially contain large pockets of diamonds.
The table coral is common across the Indo-Pacific Ocean, but rarely appears around Hawaii. Marine biologists have now discovered a colony off the coast of Oahu for the first time.
A new proto-mammal fossil discovered in China paints one of the best images yet of how the earliest human ancestors lived.
Americans produced a record amount of solar and wind energy in 2012, and will likely continue doing so this year with government tax incentives and technological advancements in renewable energy.