The soaring cost of natural catastrophes is due more to socio-economic than climatic factors.
The southwestern U.S. looks a lot like Australia before its nine-year dry spell
Learn about city pigeons, watch pigeons for science, learn cool facts, and increase your awareness of nature in your neighborhood
The human brain is good at identifying faces, but illusions can fool our "face sense"
Once on the verge of extinction, North America's largest land birds have made a dramatic comeback. To ensure their continued survival, biologists are relying on high-tech gadgets and unusual interventions...
Biologist Jayne Belnap warns of the consequences for the American West if we don't preserve a home for the minute organisms that live in desert topsoil
A new app may help birders identify species just by sound
More than affecting ski resorts, the lack of snow could spell trouble for water supplies and agriculture
Injecting wastewater deep underground is the prime suspect, potentially widening earthquake worries linked to hydraulic fracturing
Better knowledge of what governs the patterns of life at deep-sea vents will enable responsible decisions about how to manage these deep-ocean resources
A scientific study to understand the impact of climate change and other factors on plant-pollinator interactions, geographic distributions and seasonal abundances
Cosmic-ray muons that pass through Mount Vesuvius could reveal the interior structure, potentially indicating when the deadly volcano will next erupt. A video from NOVA
Science has progressed from wild speculation about Earth's planetary neighbors—including how they formed and whether they are inhabited—to a better understanding of our celestial neighborhood...
Get ready to buy lightbulbs by lumens rather than watts. David Biello reports