Jellyfish exhibit signs of a sleep state, which could mean that sleep predates the evolutionary development of central nervous systems.
Submerged electric eels lose current to water, so they apparently leap into the air to minimize their contact with water and maximize their shock value.
A primatologist says 80 percent of Grauer’s gorillas have disappeared in the past 20 years
Disaster risk expert says intense population growth and urban coastal development have created a huge danger
Both Harvey and Irma intensified due to perfect storm conditions
Tall timber buildings could produce fewer emissions and sequester carbon dioxide
The city is limited by reliance on slow-draining bayous to carry out the rain
Daniel Kammen decries Trump’s attitude and policies on human rights and sustainability
The agency has released controversial new rules for evaluating a chemical’s risk
Strange creatures known as “rangeomorphs” could help paleontologists understand the origins of animal life
In an exclusive interview Gore also maintains that the Trump administration is relinquishing U.S. climate leadership to China and India
The vice president-turned-environmental crusader takes viewers to climate change’s front lines in his documentary sequel
Satellite and socioeconomic data can pinpoint which of a city’s neighborhoods are most at risk during heat waves
Congressperson Eddie Bernice Johnson plans to hold a series of round tables on critical science issues, including ocean acidification and environmental justice
Taking a cue from weather forecasters, researchers combine satellite measurements and models in attempt to predict volcanic activity
Massive, flexible blades would bend with storm winds like the palm trees that inspired them
The growth of renewable energy far from urban and industrial centers is driving a build-out of long-distance direct-current lines
Experts explain how land ice thaw and the dynamics of warming water are raising ocean levels
A detailed analysis shows how much more CO2 each of Trump’s climate policy changes would send into the atmosphere
Creatures living among the hydrothermal vents burbling under the Arctic Ocean's ice layer have been historically difficult to study, but an underwater vehicle, the Nereid Under Ice, can get close to the vents to peek in at the animals and their homes without disturbing their environment with icebreaking ships. Scientific American caught up with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution senior scientist, Chris German, on the R/V Neil Armstrong to discuss how studying these Arctic dwellers could shape our understanding of how life evolved.