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What will happen to electric car batteries once they've powered their last mile?
Should the sale of frogs and other amphibians be restricted to prevent the further spread of the deadly chytrid fungus? That's the question the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is asking, and they want your input.The chytrid fungus ( Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, or Bd ) has spread around the globe since it was first observed in 1999, putting thousands of amphibian species at risk of extinction...
Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina introduces the October 2010 issue of Scientific American
Revamped conservation effort aims to correct mistakes made in preserving cave paintings.
The United Nations has called for universal access to modern energy services by 2030
A 1,400-acre swath of salt flats along the western edge of San Francisco Bay has become the latest site for a development dispute that promises to become increasingly common in coastal U.S...
Buying eco-friendly products might make you more likely to behave badly later on
A drilling study could help defend Naples from an eruption, but critics call it risky.
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.
Artificial lighting is making songbirds start singing earlier in the day, with possible consequences for breeding. Cynthia Graber reports
A newly discovered extremophile can subsist on a modicum of energy. David Biello reports
A new report argues that the world has plenty of uranium but needs to make wise choices about what to do with it once its been depleted in a nuclear reactor
In the hydrocarbon buffet provided by the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, microbes chose to rapidly eat light gases first
More women than men accept the scientific consensus on climate change, new research finds