In 2013, an ASU research team found the oldest known evidence of our own genus, Homo, at Ledi-Geraru in the lower Awash Valley of Ethiopia. A jawbone with teeth was dated to 2.8 million years ago, about 400,000 years earlier ...
Stuck where they are, plants have to adapt to their environments, responding to stresses like drought or pests by changing how they grow.
Scientists have taken an important step towards using 'twisted' light as a form of wireless, high-capacity data transmission which could make fibre-optics obsolete.
Oysters rapidly close their shells in response to low-frequency sounds characteristic of marine noise pollution, according to a study published October 25, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jean-Charles Massabuau ...
Monash scientists involved in one of the world's longest evolution experiments have debunked an established theory with a study that provides a 'high-resolution' view of the molecular details of adaptation.
Cooperating bacterial populations are more likely to survive in changing habitats, new research shows.
Air pollution causes more than 500,000 premature deaths across Europe each year despite "slowly" improving air quality on the continent, the EU's environment authority said Wednesday.
Marine microbes play an important role in the productivity and functioning of our oceans but scientists studying their behaviour face many challenges.
A secret world of animals and plants—including unknown species—may live in warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers, scientists said Friday.