Elephants may be able to hear rain generated sound up to 150 miles away
Old textbook knowledge reconfirmed: Decay rates of radioactive substances are constant
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) researchers refute the assumption that the decay rate of some radioactive nuclides depends on the distance between the Earth and the Sun.
Wet, wild monsoon season ends in Southwest
This year's Southwest monsoon season will be remembered for unusually intense storms that brought months' worth of rain in just one day.
Research drones launched into Hurricane Edouard
U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away.
Season's first dolphins killed in Japan, say activists
The first dolphins of the season were slaughtered on Tuesday in the small Japanese town of Taiji, campaigners said, commencing an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups.
Final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle found
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered how two genes – Period and Cryptochrome – keep the circadian clocks in all human cells in time and in proper rhythm with the 24-hour day, as well ...
James River eagle population continues its historic rise
Despite harsh weather conditions early in the breeding season, the bald eagle population along the James River continued to push forward in 2014.
Breakthrough study identifies genetic link between the circadian clock and seasonal timing
Researchers from the University of Leicester have for the first time provided experimental evidence for a genetic link between two major timing mechanisms, the circadian clock and the seasonal timer.
Burnt out birds suggest hard work could be bad for your health
Unequal sharing of workloads in societies could leave the most industrious individuals at higher risk of poor health and prone to accelerated ageing, according to a new study of a cooperative bird in the ...
Dolphin hunting season kicks off in Japan
The controversial six-month dolphin hunting season began on Monday in the infamous town of Taiji, but bad weather would delay any killing, a local official told AFP.
Satellites capture the birth and movement of Tropical Storm Cristobal
The third tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed near the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday, August 24. NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES-East satellites provided imagery of the storm's birth ...
Study of African dust transport to South America reveals air quality impacts
A new study that analyzed concentrations of African dust transported to South America shows large seasonal peaks in winter and spring. These research findings offer new insight on the overall human health ...
12th tropical depression appears huge on satellite imagery
The Eastern Pacific has generated the twelfth tropical depression of the hurricane season, and satellite imagery showed that it dwarfs nearby Tropical Storm Karina.
Butterflies switch lifestyles using hormones
Many habitats on Earth change dramatically with the seasons, profoundly affecting food availability, predation pressure and reproductive opportunities for animals living in these seasonal habitats. To survive ...