The Earth's only been this warm for about a quarter of the time over the last 11,300 years, a new reconstruction of the planet's temperature history shows.
Giant camels once roamed Canada's High Arctic - much further north than previously believed - and may have evolved their flat feet and humps as a result.
If you need help in snow and ice, who better to ask for help than a yeti?
Relatives of the alligator made it to North America ten million years earlier than mammals, swimming there more than 19 million years ago.
Tying a smoke ring in a knot sounds impossible - but University of Chicago physicists have done something similar by creating a vortex knot for the first time, in a container of fluid.
Schrödinger's Cat could be (almost) as easy to observe as the internet's millions of LOLcats, with confirmation that there may be a way round Heisenberg's famous Uncertainty Principle after all.
A South Dakota scientist has discovered a new species of dinosaur - and found that its babies were the meal of choice for a type of crocodile.
In a deeply weird experiment, scientists have transplanted eyes onto the rear ends of tadpoles, and discovered that they can still see.
A lucky find has allowed scientists to identify one of the earliest evolutionary examples of limbs used for feeding, along with the oldest nervous system to stretch beyond the head in fossil record.
ESA’s planning to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid called Didymos, to, well, see what happens.
Using CAT scans, Idaho State University researchers have made 3D virtual reconstructions of the jaws of the ancient spiral-toothed fish Helicoprion.
An Italian team has developed a new infrared holography technique that allows firefighters to see through flames and find people trapped inside burning buildings.
Just as you or I might enjoy doing a crossword puzzle, so too do chimps enjoy completing tricky puzzles, just for the hell of it.
Humans have at least two functional networks in their cerebral cortex that aren't found in rhesus monkeys, and which appear to be unique.
The holiday islands of Reunion and Mauritius are all that remains of a small continent that's been hidden under lava for millions of years.
Physicists say it's possible to use the whole earth as a particle detector, to look for evidence of the mysterious 'fifth force'.
Flowers 'advertise' the presence of nectar to bees using electrical signals, say University of Bristol researchers, by indicating whether they've recently been visited by another bee.
The insect repellent DEET is nowhere near as good at repelling mosquitoes as believed, says researchers, with mosquitoes learning to ignore it after just a few hours of exposure.
Cornell bioengineers and physicians have created a fully-functioning artificial ear, using 3D printing and injectable molds.
There's one obvious reason why it's easier for a species to survive a gradual environmental change than a sudden one: more individuals stay alive when change is gradual or moderate, meaning there are more chances for a winning mutation to emerge.