A new study shows that tapping trees for frankincense--often used in religious ceremonies--could be destroying them. by Alison Snyder
A new study shows that the animals coordinate their litters based on their anticipation of nut yields. by Ciara Curtin
A global map of fire shows that the Brazilian Amazon is burning more than anywhere else on earth--but there is some cause for hope.
There's a bigger genetic jump between humans and chimps than previously believed by JR Minkel
Why underground nuclear tests are so hard to hide
A mutant mouse army to battle disease
New discovery may lead to better bug repellant
Existing U.S. power plants could provide enough juice to switch 84 percent of the 220 million American vehicles on the road from gasoline to electricity.
A tiny solar cell doubles the efficiency of common photovoltaics' conversion of sunlight to electricity by capturing the energy from a broader spectrum of light.
Light pulses may strip lead paint more efficiently than scrapers and solvents can
Enormous, 40,000-kilometer-wide swirls of electrically charged gas are feeding the Earth's magnetosphere, according to researchers who spied the swirls using the European Space Agency's Cluster quartet of spacecraft...
Diverse grassland species could become a "carbon-negative" source of bioenergy
Thousands of gorillas in the Republic of Congo fall victim to the nastiest strain of the hemorrhagic virus
Carbon nanomaterials can mix in water despite being hydrophobic, raising the possibility of a spreading spill in the future.
A protein found in some animals could lead to a new class of biosensors for detecting environmental contamination or airborne disease
A new method for introducing DNA into the fruit fly genome gives scientists access to almost all of the insect's genetic code
Climate change appears to be increasing the risk of monsoon flooding on the Indian subcontinent.
Humans' love for rare objects could cause conservation efforts to backfire and force species disappearance