Botanists in Australia are attempting to save the King's Holly, considered the world's oldest living plant. Lomatia tasmanica is found in only one place in the world, hanging on to life in a secluded location of South-West Tasmnia's Wilderness area.
A new study suggests that eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer. The research shows that men who consume more than 10 portions of tomatoes each week reduce their risk by about 20 percent.
Death Valley -
Sometimes a mysterious event is all the more fun knowing about when it remains unsolved. Such is the case with the sailing stones of Death Valley, California. For almost a century, the tracks of these stones have been studied, but now, we have an answer.
Slightly belated as it may seem, this question is part of a bit of soul-searching on the part of Mars One, the first commercial-only one-way trip to Mars. One of the questions they asked was “Is a one-way mission insane?”
Scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against the most resistant hospital superbugs. Researchers have developed an innovative antibacterial gel that can break down the thick jelly-like coating (biofilms) which cover bacteria.
Scientists are reporting alarming findings: a mutated polio virus that is able to resist vaccine protection. The virus was found in victims of an outbreak in the Congo in 2010. The full analysis has only now been revealed.
Scientists have long been puzzled how bacteria grow in the near darkness of hot springs. It transpires that the bacteria can harness small quantities of red light from the little sunlight that permeates the depths.
125 million years ago, in what is now Moab Utah, dinosaurs, crocodiles, and ancient birds walked through squelchy mud, leaving footprints behind to become immortalized in a trackway that will soon be open to the public.
A two-year sweeping survey of the U.S. Atlantic Coast by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has led to an astounding discovery. From 2011 to 2013, scientists documented 570 methane gas seeps along the continental slope break.
The European Space Agency's Rosetta Comet mission has chosen five likely landing sites for its Philae's lander on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The lander is scheduled to descend down to the comet's nucleus in November.
Scientists have located the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV patients in Southern California. The discovery is based on the science project of a 13-year-old girl, who spent the summer gathering soil and tree samples.
The family of a young Orca whale who became tangled in a fisherman's net near Port Hardy in B.C. stayed by his side until he was freed. The Orca's mom, two siblings, an aunt and two of his cousins stuck near, making sounds indicating their concern.
The parasitic fungus that kills its ant hosts outside their nest in order to reproduce and transmit the infection, manipulates its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, ensuring a constant supply of potential new hosts.