Fine particles produced by burning fossil fuels are slowing coral reef growth, say scientists.
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The brain function of important pollinators can be affected by pesticides even at low concentrations, say scientists.
A new way of identifying fossils has enabled scientists to show ancient camels roamed the high Arctic Circle.
Scientists have found tiny fragments of plastic in the digestive systems of fish pulled from the English Channel.
A team of researchers has identified 15 issues that could affect the diversity of life on Earth in 2013.
Scientists think the nanoparticles damage the fish’s gills, causing oxygen deprivation in the internal organs including the brain.
With just a few hours of paddling a day, tiny loggerhead hatchlings navigate powerful currents, using the Earth’s magnetic field to orient themselves.
First teeth – probably sharp – were on a fierce armored fish that lived roamed the world’s ocean around 430 to 360 million years ago, say researchers.
Those who need drugs to treat cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure might soon have a reason to thank a snake.
Scientists used tree rings from just eight cedar trees in Bolivia to make a detailed picture of rainfall patterns across the Amazon basin over the last century.