Residents of San Jose, Costa Rica, took to the streets today just after lunch as an earthquake registering 6.1 on the Richter scale shook the capital city.
U.S. states are beginning to attack another major source of global warming pollution besides power plants: your car. David Biello reports
Excess nitrogen mitigates carbon dioxide's effects--but with considerable risk, scientists say
Studies confirm that during hypnosis subjects are not in a sleeplike state but are awake
The U.S.'s first commercial jet flight powered by biofuel runs one engine on African weed mixed with a smidgen of algae
Dead and dying California brown pelicans are littering the state’s coastline and nearby inland areas, and wildlife experts aren’t sure why.
Scientific American Editor in Chief John Rennie discusses the special January issue of the magazine, which focuses on evolution--2009 being the 200th anniversary of the birth of Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species ...
A study in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment notes that reflected light--off of buildings or roadways--can be as disruptive to animal behavior as the direct light that attracts sea turtle hatchlings to begin life in the wrong direction...
Researchers led by biologist Gabriele Gentile of the University of Rome Tor Vergata have discovered a new species of land iguana living in the Galápagos that Darwin missed but may shed light on evolution...
The environmental legacy of the Bush administration is a matter of some dispute but by designating three more marine monuments in the Pacific today, George W.
A new study shows that frogs and geckos differ in how they get a grip
Researchers warn cigarette dangers may be even more far-reaching
New studies show vegetables like lettuce and potatoes--even organic ones--may carry antibiotics
A proposed megaport and a sea turtle nesting beach collide within the group that maintains the endangered species list
Toyota won't just be adding solar panels to its popular Prius gas-electric hybrid car—like the solar electric conversion kit seen at left—it'll be powering a version of it exclusively via sunshine, according to The Nikkei , Japan's business newspaper...
How the Republican ticket incorrectly referred to science on the campaign trail
The waters off of Indonesia were rocked by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake at 4:43 a.m. local time Sunday, the US Geological Survey reports. The quake's epicenter was about 150 km (95 miles) off the coast of Manokwari, in the West Papua province, and 170 km (105 miles) from the city of Sorong...
Nanodiamonds found across North America suggest that major climate change could have been cosmically instigated
Also books on human waste and the first Earthrise
Coral growth has been sluggish since 1990 due to an increase in both sea temperature and acidity as a result of global warming