The giant panda's distinct coloring is loved by wildlife enthusiasts, but researchers have never had a satisfactory explanation as to what made their coloring pattern so unique – until now.
A small breeding population may have doomed the last mammoths, a confirmation of gene and population theory that could change how we think about conservation efforts today.
The Amazon is less pristine wilderness than domesticated diversity, a new study finds. That makes the region a cultural artifact, the study's authors suggest – and may provide a roadmap for conservation.
Elephants get by on as little as two hours a day, often while standing, says a new study.
A contentious new study looks at rocks as old as 4.22 billion years which suggest 'an almost instantaneous emergence of life' on early Earth.
A bag used during the first manned mission to the moon in 1969 was accidentally sold to Nancy Lee Carlson during an auction in 2015, much to NASA's dismay.
As giraffe populations dwindle, a live feed of a pregnant giraffe in Animal Adventure Park, a zoo in upstate New York, has enthralled viewers around the globe, perhaps even helping conservation efforts for the vulnerable animals.
When researchers at Harvard University announced that they had found a 'holy grail' of solid-state physics by forcing hydrogen into a metallic form, their discovery was met with skepticism. Now, the researchers' sample has gone missing.
On Monday, the private spaceflight company, which has yet to fly humans to space, announced plans to send a crewed spacecraft around the moon late next year.
Spring-like temperatures have arrived between two and three weeks early this month in various parts of the United States.