Factors such as development, population growth and globalization are likely to blame, but the report suggests that we have learned from past disasters
A preliminary map of the bread wheat genome includes the locations of more than 75,000 genes. Cynthia Graber reports
Augmented and virtual reality games focused on the environment are increasingly making their way into schools
A survey reveals that nearly two thirds of young scientists in the field have experienced sexual harassment
Educators must do a better job of spotting talented kids early, encouraging them and challenging them
The title of this article probably is an overstatement. Perhaps instead it should have been ‘a small subset of people in Reno, and possibly in Vegas (because everything you can think of exists there) celebrated pollinators for a week...
Well I just found something to add to my bucket list. Earlier this month 40,000 people gathered in Rwanda for the 10th Kwita Izina, the annual ceremony that celebrates and names all of the known mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) born during the previous year in the Virunga National Park Transboundary Collaboration, which stretches across [...]..
The statewide average temperature for the first six months of 2014 was 1.1 degree F warmer than it has been for the past 120 years of records
The lab has set up a fund for "extras," such as educational, tech-transfer and arts activities
Double-blind peer review could level the playing field a bit more for women and minorities in science
Of all the things to be leaking methane on Staten Island in New York City—corroded gas pipes, sewers, the Fresh Kills dump—who would have suspected the mail truck?
Smart cars that can save drivers' lives as well as fuel
Last month forest rangers in India arrested a 21-year-old engineering student and his friend who had been caught carrying a tiger skin that they intended to sell for nearly $25,000.
Climate impacts that could affect the DOD's nearly 7,600 sites worldwide include hotter temperatures, rising sea levels and increasing storm frequency and intensity
Biodiversity hotspots are golden places on earth where the number and diversity of animals and plants is exceptional. Environmentalists say that hotspots are the most critical of all places to protect against the ill effects of human development and climate change...
Experts say a $15-million trial to explore stem cells from cord blood for treating autism is premature
How existing cities expand and new cities emerge will determine how humanity fares in the 21st century. David Biello reports