In an earthquake, the light soil and tough crust layers combine to make it possible for the ground to bounce. Cynthia Graber reports
A Suriname horned frog photographed at the Bronx Zoo’s World of Reptiles. This South American species is also known as a Pac-Man frog due to its large mouth, which is 1.6 times wider than the length of its body...
Hotels find social pressure is more effective than environmental appeals in persuading their customers to adopt ecofriendly practices
Researchers look beyond white-nose syndrome as the prime suspect in the mysterious deaths of bats in the U.S. Northeast
There is an environmental price for our love of chocolate on Halloween, but it may not be what you think
For Halloween, we take a tour of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, N.Y., with geologist Sidney Horenstein and Woodlawn expert Susan Olsen, concentrating on the geology of the rock used in the memorials...
From climate change to herbicide pollution, it's not easy being an amphibian
The amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is causing heat to be trapped, thereby contributing to global warming. A ScientificAmerican.com reporter explains one solution that may stop the problem from getting worse...
The problems with the world's water supply, from distribution and overdevelopment to bacteria and diseases
Xerox's rapid extraction technology removes harmful compounds from soil and water in days rather than years
She won the National Spelling Bee in 1988, and a 1991 Westinghouse finalist spot. Now she's training to become a gastrointestinal pathologist
In seeming defiance of the second law of thermodynamics, nature is filled with examples of order emerging from chaos. A new theoretical framework resolves the apparent paradox
Used motor oil is a big contributor to the pollution in our waterways
A new plastic turbine can capture energy from the wind gusting over your roof
The battle must continue, even if 25 years of research have disappointed
LED bulbs are more energy-efficient than CF bulbs
Adapting environmental housing trends to condos
Also Updates on brown fat, diabetes and methane from grass
Carbon has been clobbered in the headlines lately for its link to global warming and pollution. But is this much-maligned element—the fourth most abundant in the universe—getting a bum rap?...