New discoveries show modern humans have likely dispersed into the Asian continent 60,000 years earlier than previously thought. Researchers said that the "Out of Africa" human migration theory may need to be revised.
Ancient December 11, 2017
The Diprotodon, the largest marsupial that ever lived with a weight of 3 tons, was discovered to be a migratory species. The findings were based on a fossilized tooth, which showed that the ancient animal consumed plants in different locations.
Animals September 27, 2017
A study on humpback whales by ecologists from Denmark and Australia has revealed that baby whales communicate with their mothers in whispers to avoid the risk of attention from predators and other mating whales.
Animals April 26, 2017
Humpback whales have been seen gathering in large numbers to feed in the waters of Benguela. This behavior is highly unusual and suggests these creatures are not as solitary as once thought.
Animals March 16, 2017
A study of ancient skulls found in Brazil reveals that human migration occurred in Americas through two waves of human population. It discloses that people came from Asia, across the Bering Strait to North America before settling in South America.
Ancient February 25, 2017
More than 77,000 spit samples have been analyzed by a genealogy company to trace and understand migration patterns in the United States. The results can have real applications for medical research.
February 8, 2017
The dorado catfish holds the record for the world's longest exclusively freshwater fish migration, an international study has proven. Researchers uncover the species' epic life cycle journey from birth to adulthood.
Animals February 7, 2017
The rising global temperature is causing birds to migrate earlier. How does the wrong timing in migration affect birds?
Animals December 29, 2016
Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station have documented the rare hibernation habits of hoary bats. The study is significant as it shows some species can both migrate and hibernate.
Animals October 27, 2016
How did ancient humans go on to disperse the population in different regions over thousands of years? A new study seeks to find a possible explanation.
Ancient September 22, 2016
How did the first Americans migrate to North America? A prominent theory suggests that prehistoric humans used an ice-free corridor to travel. However, the findings of a new study may refute this theory.
Ancient August 10, 2016
Bird species around the globe are under threat from global warming and other man-made conditions, researchers warn. Which species are in the greatest amount of danger?
Animals May 13, 2016
An international team of scientists warned about shrinking red knots, as climate change is taking its toll on the juvenile ones' insect food source. The shorebirds are therefore developing smaller bodies and shorter bills.
Animals May 13, 2016
It looks like more people identify more as citizens of the world than their respective countries, a survey said. Respondents were also more open to interracial marriages and support for refugees.
Life & Style May 3, 2016
Monkeys may have arrived in North America from South America 21 million years ago, by building rafts and setting out across the ocean. How do biologists know this event took place?
Animals April 20, 2016
Monarch butterflies undertake a journey of 2,000 miles twice each year. Now, scientists finally understand how they find their way.
April 14, 2016
Greece has begun sending migrants back to Turkey. The deportation is part of implementing the deal between EU and Turkey, which aims to limit the influx of migrants to European countries.
Society April 6, 2016
Analysis of DNA samples shows that Neanderthals and humans may have interbred 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. The discovery may signal new information about the migration patterns that occurred during that time.
Animals February 17, 2016
The ancient population of Imperial Rome had flourished at its peak. Among its people were migrants from surrounding cities and regions, experts said.
Arts & Culture February 11, 2016
Through a state-of-the-art genome analysis, archeologists in the United Kingdom unraveled the mystery behind the burial of ancient gladiators. The technology used in the study would be helpful in future investigations of the origins of skeletons, experts said.
Animals January 20, 2016
Tiny marine animals like zooplanktons persist to migrate vertically even during the cold winter months. In the absence of sunlight, it is the moon that drives the vertical migrations of tiny marine animals.
Animals January 13, 2016
The Innovation and Science Agenda aims to encourage more startup to take bigger risks for growth and expansion. Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull put incentives on the shift from mining boom to ideas boom, pushing the country to become more innovative.
Business December 7, 2015
A study found that the residents of Pacific islands are considering migration as the harmful effects of climate change continue to worsen. Thousands have already fled the islands with rising sea levels and harsh weather conditions eroding their homes.
Earth/Environment December 6, 2015
DNA lineages of today's Native Americans developed during the long stay of first Americans on the Bering land bridge, researchers say. The first Americans settled there for thousands of years before migrating south, they say.
October 27, 2015
Experts called for climate-related migration to be incorporated in the Paris climate change conference to be held on Nov. 30. The Paris agreement will offer guidance for climate change migration up to the next 40 years.
Earth/Environment October 23, 2015
A group of experts all around the globe has come up with a climate change report that aims to highlight the importance of risk assessment and the impacts of global warming to the society. In the study, the experts said that more than environmental effects, climate change may also bring about social issues such as migration and terrorism.
Animals July 14, 2015
Experts found that the volcanic eruptions that preceded the cool summers and climate changes in the 6th century may be the last straw for the Roman Empire. As volcanic ash shields the Earth from solar radiation, unusually cool temperatures rose, leading to famines and plagues.
Animals July 9, 2015
Spiders are not only capable of flight, they can sail as well, a new study concludes. How could this finding help unravel a mystery of the eight-legged animals?
July 4, 2015
A lack of the usual diet of forest seeds sends Canadian birds packing and heading south, researchers say. It's down to climate variability kicking off a domino effect - weather to seeds to the birds' migrations, researchers say.
Animals May 11, 2015
The blackpoll warbler is capable of traveling up to 1,700 miles over the open ocean during its annual migration. That's quite a feat for a tiny bird!
April 1, 2015
It has always been believed, but now there's proof that the blackpoll warbler does indeed fly over the Atlantic Ocean non-stop when it heads south for winter.
Earth/Environment April 1, 2015
Officials are calling on beach-goers in Florida to give right whales their space. The closest that anyone can get to one would be 500 yards. Any nearer and fines will be imposed.
Earth/Environment March 16, 2015
Researchers find a protein that may be related to the navigation ability of birds. The migration of many birds involve flying thousands of miles.
Earth/Environment March 3, 2015
Migrating birds fly in a V formation in order to conserve energy during their arduous flight. The birds also take turns leading the flock, making it the most difficult position of the formation.
Earth/Environment February 4, 2015
It’s natural for bald eagles to fly south during winter but a count is necessary because the bird’s population is being closely watched. U.S. Forest Service calls on volunteers for assistance.
January 12, 2015
Polar bears in North America are heading toward the Canadian Archipelago as sea ice melts. What danger does this present to the species?
Earth/Environment January 9, 2015
By sequencing the genome of hundreds of butterflies, researchers finally unraveled the secret to the migration capability of Monarch butterflies: a single gene associated with collagen.
Animals October 4, 2014
Scientists have discovered a gene in monarch butterflies that is responsible for their long distance migration pattern. The North American monarchs fly about 3,000 miles in winter.
Earth/Environment October 3, 2014
Researchers find single gene responsible for the migratory prowess of monarch butterflies. Gene makes them more marathon runners than sprinters, researchers say.
Animals October 1, 2014
Last week, weather detection services in the Midwest picked up oddly-shaped blue blobs on their radar screens. Those blobs were actually swarms of monarch butterflies migrating south for the winter.
Internet Culture September 24, 2014
An ancient human from 9,000 years ago may have been a powerful hunter with a surprising heritage, according to a new book.
August 27, 2014
Cultural evolution of the western world has been modeled in a new video from the University of Texas.
Life August 3, 2014
A study conducted at Northeastern University analyzed the migration and mobility patterns of notable intellectuals in North America over the last 2,000 years. The resulting visual is as beautiful as the art many of them produced.
Arts & Culture August 1, 2014
Huge glass stadium for Minnesota Vikings will put migrating birds at risk of collision, wildlife group says. Audubon Society calls for design changes, different type of glass.
July 25, 2014
A study at the University of British Columbia found that hybrid Swainson's thrushes travel an intermediate, possibly more difficult migration path than their parent populations. The mechanism behind the link between mixed genes and mixed migration remains unknown.
Animals July 23, 2014