The end of the world is near! Well, relatively near, geologically speaking. Okay, even geologically speaking, it’s pretty far off. But scientists at the University of East Anglia have made their best for
Redirecting runoff underground could make for a much more pleasant day at the beach In 2011, water pollution closed or drove visitors away from U.S. shores on more than 15,000 beach days across the country.
Hi, new friend. You are pretty. Deep in one of the deepest caves in the world, a cave that reaches more than 4,500 feet below ground, scientists made a startling discovery: a new species of snail with
A Jell-O-ey new solution to a major problem in materials science This is a neat trick. After slicing a tube of gelatinous material in half with a razor, researchers stick the two pieces back together After
In March this year, the US Congress voted to eliminate most funding for political science from the budget of the National Science Foundation (NSF), unless it can be proved that each grant benefits national
A new report from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has today reviewed the progress made against HIV infections since the start of this century and found a lot of encouraging data.
To track the effects of warming seas on coral reefs, a new survey project is launching an extensive database of panoramic underwater imagery. Today the Catlin Seaview Survey—which recently brought us amazing
Recently Pete Etchells posted about our complicated relationship with cats so, to balance the score, this week I'm going to tell you why our relationship with dogs seems so uncomplicated. Dogs read our
For a lot of people, the sight of a bee or wasp is enough to elicit some kind of visceral reaction. But a bee at 1:1 magnification becomes something a little more awe-inspiring. "We know the average American
Re-exposing people to a fearful stimulus while they slept helped them get rid of their fear. While the body sleeps, the brain is busy filing away the day's activities, processing memories so they can recalled
Flashbacks do occur, but very rarely. Reports of drug-induced flashbacks have existed since the 1950s. Though the term "flashback" wasn't used specifically until 1969, as early as 1954 scientists noticed
Environmentalist David Suzuki has attacked the Coalition’s climate change policies, calling for a legal penalty to be imposed for “wilful blindness” in leaders who commit the “crime” of ignoring climate