An article from our July 1959 issue examined climate change: "A current theory postulates that carbon dioxide regulates the temperature of the earth. This raises an interesting question: How do Man's activities influence the climate of the future?"...
When making your traveling plans this holiday season, consider which is better for the environment--driving or flying
Some researchers say johns seek intimacy on demand; others believe these men typically want to use and dominate women
Charges of hypocrisy can be surprisingly irrelevant and often distract us from more important concerns
The feds yesterday ordered a major U.S. producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin, a known cancer-causing agent, to pay $12 million in fines and to clean up its facilities after determining that it violated antipollution laws...
As India picks up the pieces of last week's deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai, a congressional study warns of a possible bioterror strike in the U.S.
Where to find gifts that are safe for children--and the environment
As drugs move in, talk therapy moves out
Compared with veterans who have not killed, those who have more strongly begrudge Americans who oppose the war
Brains slow down as they become more easily distracted
If you're planning this holiday season (perhaps even today) to become one of the tens of millions of people in the U.S. to buy a video game system, you may want to consider how the purchase of a Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation or Microsoft Xbox will impact your carbon footprint (or, at very least, your electric bill)...
Cars driving behind trucks carrying chickens to the slaughterhouse were found to be teeming with poultry bacteria. Adam Hinterthuer reports
A record number of consecutive hurricanes made landfall on the U.S. East Coast this year, making it one of the most active storm seasons ever, government meteorologists report today.
Fossil remains show that some plant species believed to have invaded the Galapagos islands about 500 years ago are in fact natives. Ecologists can examine fossil remains to determine what really belongs in a given habitat...
What's the best way to get home for the holidays?
Dartmouth students bring light to once-dark homes in a remote Rwandan village
Increased carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is making the Pacific coast acidic far more rapidly than previously believed, potentially wreaking havoc for creatures living in it that are unable to tolerate the swiftly changing environment.
Ecologists at the University of Chicago tracked the acidity of the Pacific off an island close to Washington state over the course of eight years...
The striped bass population in San Francisco Bay has been plummeting since the 1970s and now scientists know why: fish moms are passing down damaging pollutants in the water to their young, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ...
Magicians have been testing and exploiting the limits of cognition and attention for hundreds of years. Neuroscientists are just beginning to catch up
Should you be worried about that mobile plastered to your ear?