Migratory birds in North America are shrinking as their wings get bigger. Climate change is to blame.

North American migratory birds are becoming smaller as the planet warms due to climate change, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) examined more than 30 years of data for adult male birds across 105 avian species that migrate through North America. They found that between 1989 and 2018 […]

Thousands of cannonball jellyfish wash ashore after swarming North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Thousands of globular cannonball jellyfish (Stomolophus meleagris) have washed ashore along a stretch of North Carolina coastline in what is being dubbed a “jellyfish jamboree.” Park rangers from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, part of the National Park Service (NPS), snapped photos of the spectacle on Friday (Oct. 14) and shared it in a Facebook […]

37,000-year-old mammoth butchering site may be oldest evidence of humans in North America

An artist’s interpretation of an early human hunting a woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius). (Image credit: Shutterstock) (opens in new tab) A 37,000-year-old mammoth butchering site, uncovered in New Mexico, might be the earliest evidence of humans in North America, controversial research finds. Some of the bones at the site show signs of being handled by […]

Sutton Hoo of the north: £10.4m visitor centre to celebrate Anglo-Saxon site | Archaeology

“Just here would have been the great hall,” says Chris Ferguson to a Guardian reporter and a dozen indifferent sheep chewing grass in a stunning Northumberland valley. “Over there would have been the royal residence and behind that, a grandstand. We are on top of one of the most important sites of Anglo-Saxon history anywhere […]