"What's more ," snapped the Lorax. (His dander was up.) "Let me say a few words about Gluppity-Glupp. Your machine chugs on, day and night without stop making Gluppity-Glupp...
Letters to the editor from the July 2010 issue of Scientific American
In a new study scientists used "paleothermometers" to gauge CO2 and temperatures that prevailed during a long-lived primordial global warming event, and found CO2 to be the culprit
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has said it needs another year to study the endangered big cat's potential range north of the border before deciding on a protected area
A scientific analysis ranks the 10 most effective child-rearing practices. Surprisingly, some don't even involve the kids
A shadow cosmos, woven silently into our own, may have its own rich inner life
The state's voters backed a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions back to 1990 levels
In the battle for ideas, scientists could learn from Christopher Hitchens
A new malaria vaccine, a plan to immunize mosquitoes, and other "crazy" ideas have brightened prospects for vanquishing this killer
Moratorium on schemes to reduce global warming clashes with reports urging more research.
Resistant bacteria help their kin survive antibiotics, but at a cost
The California Air Resources Board issued a preliminary design last week for the country's first comprehensive, mandatory emissions trading system for greenhouse gases
The fight over the state's controversial Proposition 23 culminates November 2, when voters decide whether to proceed with efforts to cut carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020...
A merciless experiment reveals why some people can snooze through anything
A woman from Hancock, Maine, discovered that a tourist snapshot of a humpback whale on Flickr matched with photos documented in the Allied Whale research catalogue, providing proof that this whale had traveled 6,000 miles, the longest documented distance of any humpback...
Could purple wind turbines decrease the carnage wreaked in the night by looming towers with spinning blades on Halloween's iconic flying mammals?
Although we rarely remember our nighttime reveries, they may hold the key to consciousness
Only a tiny fraction of the compounds around us have been tested for safety