The fault lies not in ourselves but in the faults
When oil stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, the ecosystems under assault started on a long road to recovery. Amanda Mascarelli meets the researchers assessing their chances.
With rhinoceros poaching in Africa approaching an all-time high, one nature preserve owner has had enough. Ed Hern, owner of the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve near Johannesburg, South Africa, is experimenting with injecting cyanide into his rhinos' horns...
Failure to act on threats to global sustainability brings the world closer to disaster
For decades, apocalyptic environmentalists (and others) have warned of humanity's imminent doom, largely as a result of our unsustainable use of and impact upon the natural systems of the planet...
A new device lets the disabled move and communicate with their noses
New photos offer the best evidence yet of mollusk aeronautics
Editor's Note: Students from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering are working in Tanzania to help improve sanitation and energy technologies in local villages.
Thinking about cash impairs the ability to savor experiences
Dammed if they don't: Cost to protect endangered sturgeon in South Carolina could be $100 million, utility says
How much will it cost to protect an endangered fish in South Carolina? The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) wants local utility Santee Cooper to make several changes to its dams on Marion and Moultrie lakes, which would help endangered shortnose sturgeon ( Acipenser brevirostrum ) to pass through the dams and breed...
A history of dramatic geological change is questioned.
A better way to compile and review climate science starts with making sure the organization charged with it has an adequate and accountable full-time staff
When an object is partially hidden, the brain deftly reconstructs it as a visual whole
Writing about science and society invites reactions, good and bad, from the middle to the fringe
It's not just the inconveniences of traffic jams that may last for months outside of Beijing, it's also the global climate. David Biello reports
Innovation and discovery as chronicled in past issues of Scientific American
Why some office spaces alienate workers, whereas others make them happier and more efficient
The flip side to every ending is a new beginning. We asked the visionary scientists on our advisory board what new trends will shape the decades to come