New oxygen measurements from deep seafloor sediments provides further proof that large populations of microbes inhabit the oceanic crust.
After more than 1,000 years entombed beneath a glacier, an ancient forest has melted out of a retreating glacier in Alaska.
This year's annual ranking of the worst U.S. cities for fall allergies has been released, suggesting an overall worse than average year for allergy sufferers.
The Earth's magnetic field is responsible for the rotation of both the inner and outer cores, new research suggests.
Nebraska residents are bracing for the river surge that began approaching the state border from Colorado at midnight Tuesday (Sept. 17).
Contrary to suggestions by some Internet users, scientists say that Colorado's cloud seeding program cannot feasibly be to blame for the recent flooding in the state.
Google has added the Galapagos Islands to its repertoire of remote and biologically rich locations it has documented with its 360-degree street view camera.
More than 3,000 feet below ground, a new snail species has been discovered with a delicate, translucent shell.
Planning ahead is a poorly understand phenomenon in the animal world, but has now been observed in orangutans for the first time in the field.
A new European lineage of woolly mammoths has been discovered, broadening researchers' understanding of this enigmatic paleofauna.
A recent inventory of lava-tube caves in New Mexico have turned up eight new arthropod species, along with a new hibernating site for the Townsend's big-eared bat.
Many factors affect coastal erosion, but new research along the coast of two Hawaiian islands suggests that sea level rise can be the strongest erosional force.
Researchers have determined that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet – one of the largest and most vulnerable ice sheets in the world – formed 20 million years earlier than thought.
Archaeologists have developed the most precise chronology yet for Early Egypt and the rise to the First Dynasty of Egypt.
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.