Dinosaurs were already in an evolutionary decline tens of millions of years before the meteorite impact that finally finished them off, new research has found.
Bustling cities, sprawling suburbs and blossoming agricultural regions might seem strong evidence that people have always dominated the environment. A Stanford study of South America's colonization shows that human populations ...
The fossilized remains of a new horse-sized dinosaur reveal how Tyrannosaurus rex and its close relatives became top predators, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A team of Japanese scientists has found a species of bacteria that eats the type of plastic found in most disposable water bottles.
Largest-ever analysis of microbial data reveals ecological law concluding 99.999 percent of species remain undiscovered
Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to a study from biologists at Indiana University.
Coral reefs are widely known for their stunning array of color, shape and forms of life, making them a model for extreme biodiversity. Hidden within the multitude of reef inhabitants, but no less important, is their genetic ...
How birds' beaks evolved characteristic shapes to eat different food is a classic example of evolution by natural selection.
A new study has identified two new specimens of a rare ancient marine reptile, and has for the first time revealed the pelvis bones of the species.
Large animals play a key role in mitigating climate change in tropical forests across the world by spreading the seeds of large trees that have a high capacity to store carbon, new research co-led by the University of Leeds ...