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The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.
Supporters say the wind farm experiment is essential if states want to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and meet new federal rules on carbon emissions.
Why the US public lost interest in lunar exploration
A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.
Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.
Arturo, the polar bear dubbed 'the world's saddest animal', will be staying at his zoo in Argentina, despite a massive petition calling for him to be moved to a colder climate.
Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030, according to the European Commission.
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.
The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.
Growth in hydraulic fracturing, the technique of extracting oil or gas from hard rock, has shortened the learning curve for the geothermal industry.
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.