New research shows that Diprotodon—the largest marsupial to have ever lived—partook in seasonal migrations that took the now-extinct creature on long journeys across Australia’s Ice Age landscape.
New research shows that migrating bats have an uncanny ability to assess weather conditions such as wind speed, wind direction, and air pressure, abilities which could help them to choose the optimal time to set off on long journeys.
New research shows that all present-day non-Africans can trace their origins to a single wave of migrants who left Africa 72,000 years ago, and that indigenous Australians and Papuans are descended directly from the first people to inhabit the continent some 50,000 years ago. That makes them world’s longest running…
Scientists have recorded the longest non-stop migratory flight made by birds. By equipping blackpoll warblers with a GPS, researchers learned the diminutive 12 gram bird can cross the Atlantic — an average distance of 1,580 miles (2,540 km) — over just two to three days. This migration is "on the brink of impossibility
Geology is what we look to when we want enduring monuments. Rock and metal outlast anything made of living tissue. Or do they? In another example of science getting poetic, it seems that a symbol of ephemera — a butterfly — provides evidence of a mountain long turned to dust.