(NEW YORK) -- Scientists have discovered remarkable evidence that the first known successful limb amputation on a human occurred about 31,000 years ago, according to a new study. A human skeleton dating to the Stone Age and found buried in the Liang Tebo limestone cave... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- One of Antarctica's most important glaciers is holding on "by its fingernails" as warming temperatures around the globe threaten to cause further deterioration, which could then destabilize the glaciers in the entire region. The Thwaites glacier, located in the Amundsen Sea in... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Researchers are raising concerns about the quality of tattoo ink, saying the ink isn't always properly labeled and, in some instances, could contain possible carcinogens. But the biggest problem, researchers say, is that the tattoo ink is relatively unregulated, meaning the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Communities on the East and Gulf coasts of the U.S. could soon be preparing for a longer hurricane season as the formation of tropical cyclones shifts to earlier in the year, according to a new study. Researchers who analyzed changes in the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Scientists have made a distressing discovery on how global warming will affect known infectious diseases. Climate hazards are expected to aggravate 58% of all known human pathogens, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change. That's over half of infectious... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The species scientists know least about are at an even higher risk of extinction because researchers are unable to tailor conservation efforts to their needs, according to researchers. More than 4,300 species whose extinction risk cannot be assessed due to a lack... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A repetitive meteorological event combined with the landscape in eastern Kentucky was a recipe bound for disaster, which led to dozens of deaths as a result of devastating flooding, scientists told ABC News. A stubborn stationary front draped across the region for... Read More.
(MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif.) -- A bone-dry environment combined with scorching temperatures and ample fuel -- all consequences of climate change -- is what allowed the Oak Fire to spread so rapidly from the moment of ignition, scientists tell ABC News. The Oak Fire spread to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Underwater creatures that have been dominating the oceans since before the dinosaurs roamed the earth have been causing quite a stir this summer with what seems like an increase in interactions with beachgoers. An uptick in human-shark interactions has been occurring on... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Scientists are hopeful that the endangered red wolf population, absent from the wild for decades, could be revived now that a significant portion of its DNA has been found in wild coyote populations. Red wolves have not existed in the wild along... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As advisors to the FDA consider what type of COVID-19 shots should be offered in the fall, new federal data reveals a significant proportion of Americans have yet to receive their first and second boosters. In May, federal officials authorized the use of... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Spiders, tarantulas and scorpions may be creepy to many, but it turns out there's a gargantuan market for arachnids as pets, and it is mostly unregulated -- posing problems for the sustainability of their species. Nearly 80% of the global arachnid trade,... Read More.