An Ice Age plant was resurrected. Living plant tissue from hundreds of thousands of years ago might also be revived, helping scientists to understand the lost ecologies
A monitoring program for more than 100 bird species that winter in North America
Wasting Away: Can a Gates Foundation-Funded Toilet-Design Initiative End a Foul Practice in the Developing World?
A low-tech plumbing challenge searches for the "iPad of commodes"
The distribution of wildlife on Earth is changing with the climate, making conditions more favorable to odd species such as trumpeter swans, beetles, marmots, albatross, killer whales and white-tailed deer...
Some say its glory days are long gone, but the universe has life in it yet. Brand-new types of celestial phenomena will unfold over the coming billions and trillions of years
The Keystone XL pipeline wouldn't be a major environmental calamity, but oil addiction is. David Biello reports
Researchers push for wider use of community-generated data in science and policy-making.
Letters to the editor from the November 2011 issue of Scientific American
The former chief seismologist for the state's DOT criticized Italy's top earthquake experts, saying they were conscious of the high risk in the area and failed to advise residents
Around the world, breathing a variety of air pollutants--in some cases for a single day--increases the chance that people will suffer heart attacks, according to a new analysis
A "Russian winter" climate pattern is keeping Europe frozen, with a strong Siberian anticyclone hovering over northern Russia and triggering intense cold and snow, according to NASA
The White House has scaled back but boosted its overall funding request for non-defense research and development by 5 percent, pushing it up to $64.9 billion
Organize and publish nature sightings for enjoyment, education and to aid conservation efforts
Scientists have uncovered a surprising clue to the causes of colony collapse disorder
A new supernova yields clues to how white dwarfs flame out
Curbing methane and soot may be a fast, if incomplete, way to slow global warming
Researchers are racing to fortify the embattled cacao tree and to meet increasing demand for cocoa made from its seeds
The fate of an island chain's president may mean more--or even less--progress to combat climate change. David Biello reports
Scientists share the first-ever recordings of deep-sea species. Sarah Fecht reports