400 million year old gigantic extinct monster worm discovered

400 million year old gigantic extinct monster worm discovered

A previously undiscovered species of an extinct primordial giant worm with terrifying snapping jaws has been identified by an international team of scientists. Researchers from...
Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve

Poaching drives 80 percent decline in elephants in key preserve

Forest elephant populations in one of Central Africa's largest and most important preserves have declined between 78 percent and 81 percent because of poaching,...
'Tully monster' mystery is far from solved

‘Tully monster’ mystery is far from solved

Last year, headlines in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American and other outlets declared that a decades-old paleontological mystery had been solved. The "Tully monster," an ancient...
Basking sharks seek out winter sun

Basking sharks seek out winter sun

The winter habits of Britain's basking sharks have been revealed for the first time. Scientists from the University of Exeter have discovered some spend their...
China's severe weather patterns changing drastically since 1960

China’s severe weather patterns changing drastically since 1960, says new study

In one of the most comprehensive studies on trends in local severe weather patterns to date, an international team of researchers found that the...
Drones could disturb marine mammals

Drones could disturb marine mammals

Marine researchers have made sure that their research drones aren't disturbing their research subjects, shows a report in Frontiers in Marine Science. And they're hoping that...
Juvenile African Penguins

Endangered African penguins are falling into an ‘ecological trap’

As the climate changes and fisheries transform the oceans, the world's African penguins are in trouble, according to researchers reporting in Current Biology on February 9. Young...
Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment

Roads are driving rapid evolutionary change in our environment

Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a Concepts and Questions paper published in Frontiers in Ecology...
Earth’s magnetic field—reversing or fluctuating?

Earth’s magnetic field—reversing or fluctuating?

John Tarduno, professor and chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, researches the history of Earth’s geomagnetic field, which surrounds and protects...
Ancient fossil reveals first evidence of live birth in animals thought to lay eggs

Ancient fossil reveals first evidence of live birth in animals thought to lay eggs

The first ever evidence of live birth in an animal group previously thought to lay eggs exclusively has been discovered by an international team...

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