New rules to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing and new power plants and oil refineries could take effect in 2012
With 86 strings of detectors reaching down 2.5 kilometers into Antarctic ice, the IceCube observatory is now finished
Physicists give TRON filmmakers the lowdown on how to digitize a person and transport him into a computer game
Clean Getaway?: Antarctica Tourism Snowballs, but Is It Helping or Harming "the Last Place on Earth?"
The Clelia II's cruise ship's recent troubles in Southern Ocean waters resurfaces questions about tourism regulation in the Antarctic
An innovative program in the U.K. shows that grade-school kids can actively participate in the scientific process at a high level
The controversial measure will let broadband providers prioritize Internet content, but detractors say the government is fixing something that is not broken
What's the Catch? Researchers Wrangle Over How to Measure Commercial Fishing's Impact on Ocean Biodiversity
Two recent studies highlight a debate within the world of marine fisheries science over how to interpret available fisheries data
Projecting the spin of an electron onto an atomic nucleus allows for much longer storage and recall of spin-encoded information
The field of "culturomics" promises humanities researchers a robust quantitative tool to analyze cultural trends back to the 1500s
Thirty-three years into its voyage, the solar wind speed around Voyager 1 has dropped to zero as the space-hardened craft nears a milestone in its journey out of the solar system
Video taken by the Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft reveals evidence of three volcanoes that appear to be gushing liquid water through the moon's icy surface. The activity could be a source replenishing the methane in Titan's atmosphere, which is broken down by sunlight...
For the first time those little numbers that appear beneath some of the commonest elements in the periodic table boxes are about to change from a single value to an interval of numbers
Unlike other superbugs, a new class of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are gaining their power from easily transferable genes such as NDM-1
Functional brain imaging has revealed that some blind people's brains rewire themselves, giving them extraordinary auditory comprehension
Theoretical models suggest ways for optimizing artificial photosynthesis to turn light into energy the way plants do
Small sugar fragments can set off a signal cascade that increases inflammation and scar formation. A small peptide can block this process and allow scar-free healing
The world largely endorses the Copenhagen Accord as a path forward for combating climate change, but postpones tough decisions for future talks
A former Agriculture Department chief scientist weighs in on President Obama's U.S-India plan, arguing that biotechnology is crucial to the growth of food productivity and security that is necessary to feed a surging global population...
If the northern California coast gets less fog, the state's iconic redwoods may be in trouble
Zoos have helped save endangered species that have lost their habitats with captive breeding and other programs, but are they only saving the poster-species that zoo-goers find aesthetically pleasing?...