Some effects of the long-lasting, sub-freezing temperatures are only now becoming apparent. One surprise was the discovery that starving rats in New York City had attacked the trees in urban parks for sustenance.
A mysterious duck-like sound in the ocean is finally identified -- but other puzzling noises remain unsolved.
Many animals and plants hold on to existence in fragments of their former homelands, surrounded by a flood of human farms and homes.
Check out these flowering plants that can help give bees a boost.
An extinct arthropod, Fuxianhuia protensa, from the Cambrian period, had a sophisticated heart and blood vessel system.
It's very easy to tell the difference from plants and animals...right? It was announced last week that sea anemones are actually half animal, and half plant! Trace explains how something can be both.
Sponges led to more oxygen in oceans, setting the stage for complex forms of life that included our distant ancestors, according to a new study. Continue reading →
A large living coral reef has just been found in the coastal waters of Iraq.
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