Scientific American magazine Editor in Chief John Rennie talks about the contents of the June issue, including articles on the evolution of cats and the physiology of sled dogs. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news...
Cracking the metabolic secrets of distance-racing canines
The U.S. government doesn't think so, and forecasts oil prices as high as $200 per barrrel
Is organic better for you and the environment? David Biello reports
Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic aim to make it so
Thawing permafrost may soak up greenhouse gas before it begins to spew it out
The American Institute of Architects pick their top examples of building projects that marry form and function for both human and environmental needs
In order to win the support of legislators from heavy emitting states, allowances under the new American Clean Energy and Security Act had to be given away free
What is the link between solar activity and global warming? David Biello reports
A new report from the Council on Foreign Relations says no, but also that they won't wean the U.S. off of other oil supplies
China's thirst for rubber is destroying the environment--and livelihoods--in Southeast Asia
Despite an abundance of plans and applications, new nuclear reactors outside of Asia are few and far between, which puts nuclear's contribution to fighting greenhouse gas emissions at risk...
Car industry lobbyists are fighting to resist mandates to build more cars capable of burning biofuels
Electric utilities and environmentalists say yes under new plan
Astronomers are finding planets where there were not supposed to be any
High school scientists Sruti Swaminathan, Maia ten Brink, Alyssa Bailey, Moyukh Chatterjee and Fedja Kadribasic, all winners of state competitions sponsored by the American Junior Academy of Sciences, talk about their research...
Six months later, scientists have a better idea the full impact of the December 2008 coal ash spill
The President's program will accelerate increases in fuel economy and impose the first-ever national greenhouse gas emission standards on cars and trucks
A 1985 Westinghouse finalist studied climate change, and now teaches high school physics
In Peru, as glaciers decline and droughts increase, conflict and tension rise