A tiny bird named the Blackpoll warbler boasts one of the world's longest flights, a nonstop route from Canada and the northeastern US all the way down to the Caribbean. To do so, it resorts to some extreme but fascinating biological maneuvers.
The Defense Department has announced plans to exhume the remains of almost 400 sailors and Marines who died aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Officials are confident they can identify most of the remains with modern DNA technology and reunite them with their families.
There are many theories as to why the Neanderthals, our ancestral cousins, died out. A new theory suggests that modern humans may be the most successful invasive species of all time, with special thanks to our canine companions for giving us the competitive edge.
Climate scientist Gordon Hamilton died in Antarctica over the weekend when his snowmobile plunged into a deep glacial crevasse. His research in Antarctica and Greenland focused on the relationship between melting ice sheets and rising sea levels.