Skull study suggests pre-humans weren't as bright as modern apes

Skull study suggests pre-humans weren’t as bright as modern apes

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- New research suggests it wasn't superior intelligence that set our earliest pre-human ancestors, like Australopithecus, apart from apes. For the...
Plastic threads found in oysters, clams along Oregon coast

Plastic threads found in oysters, clams along Oregon coast

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Microplastics are showing up inside clams and oysters on the coast of the Pacific Northwest. New research out of...
Warmer temperatures to boost CO2 emissions from bacteria

Warmer temperatures to boost CO2 emissions from bacteria

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Climate scientists continue to uncover negative feedback loops triggered by warming global temperatures. New research suggests bacteria are likely...
Deer-like species found in Vietnam after 30-year absence

Deer-like species found in Vietnam after 30-year absence

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- With the help of camera traps, researchers have rediscovered a deer-like species called the silver-backed chevrotain in Vietnam. The...
Study: Hurricanes striking U.S. are getting bigger, stronger

Study: Hurricanes striking U.S. are getting bigger, stronger

Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Hurricanes making landfall in the United States are getting bigger and stronger, according to climate scientists at the Niels...
U.S. military bases to face an increase in extreme heat

U.S. military bases to face an increase in extreme heat

Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Over the next three decades, members of the United States military stationed on bases in the contiguous U.S. could...
Scientists find seven new leech species that live inside freshwater mussels

Scientists find seven new leech species that live inside freshwater mussels

Nov. 11 (UPI) -- If you eat freshwater mussels, you might open a shell to find one of seven newly named leech species....
Study: Cover crops boost water quality, fail to increase carbon storage

Study: Cover crops boost water quality, fail to increase carbon storage

Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Cover crops are often planted to restore soil health. New research suggests cover crops can fuel underground microbial communities...
UV vision helps anemonefish find their friends

UV vision helps anemonefish find their friends

Nov. 11 (UPI) -- It's easy to get lost in a coral reef. To locate friends and family, anemonefish evolved the ability to...
SpaceX faces competitors in race to build internet-satellite constellation

SpaceX faces competitors in race to build internet-satellite constellation

Nov. 11 (UPI) -- On Monday, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to deliver 60 small satellites into orbit. The new batch of satellites...

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