At wavelengths invisible to the naked human eye, many fish glow brilliant colors.
Newly described fossils suggest that the most common cockroach of Europe and Africa originally evolved in the United States.
Changes in water masses during La Niña events can significantly slow the melting rate of one of Antarctica's largest glaciers, according to a new study.
As people clink glasses to the New Year, perhaps they should save a toast for the climatic factors that make their bubbly taste so good.
The naked mole rat has won Science Magazine's award as Vertebrate of the Year for its role in groundbreaking cancer research this year.
Ancient cultures throughout the world have noted and celebrated the shortest day of the year for millennia. Here are six ancient structures that pay tribute to the winter solstice.
High-speed video footage has captured a never-before-seen lightning strike configuration that will help researchers understand the general physics of how strikes form.
The giant moa may have been tall, but it was not as hefty or strong boned as previous research has suggested, according to a new analysis of a full-body skeleton.
Wild animals join in on the selfie craze, though a little less earnestly than their human counterparts.
Typically thought to help camouflage, color change in chameleons appears to play a more important role in social interactions.
With new laser scanning technology, volcanologists can create 3D models of lava flows that will help hazard-management teams better prepare vulnerable communities from future flows.
A new attraction in central Kansas allows tourists to travel 650 feet (198 meters) underground and explore an active salt mine, and revel in the shimmering crystals.
Five distinct humpback whale populations have been identified in the North Pacific Ocean, in the most comprehensive genetic study of these marine mammals in this region of the ocean yet.
In an effort to humanize climate scientists and engage the public with climate change research, Columbia scientists have banded together to model in the first ever Climate Model wall calendar.
New iridescent, color-shifting fiber inspired by a tropical berry could one day make its way to the runway in the form of color-morphing clothing.