Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including the complexities of migrating birds, Apple as a religion, and Elon Musk’s mission to Mars. The price of hypocrisy Evgeny Morozov | Frankfurter
Think moths are nothing more than drab, little brown fliers stalking your wool sweaters? The folks behind National Moth Week, happening now, want to change that perception. Rutgers University moth expert
Fields have been ablaze with wild poppies. They were late coming out after the cold spring, but that harsh weather followed by the summer sunshine triggered masses of poppy flowers. Even so, it's amazing
The family Fungiidae are commonly known as mushroom corals because of a strong resemblance to the underside of the cap of a gilled mushroom. They are distributed in tropical seas of the Indo-Pacific and
A sequoia that John Muir planted in the 1880s is dying. Kevin Park is trying to keep at least part of it alive through cloning. July 27, 2013|By Maria L. La Ganga Keith Park, a horticulturist with the
Honey bees are being fitted with tiny radar antennae to find how disease and pesticides are effecting the insects as they hunt for food. The work is being pioneered by biologists at Rothamsted Research,
Just about everything that we do in the water makes noise. When we ship goods from country to country, when we explore for oil and gas and minerals, when the military trains with explosives or intense
Steamy days, sultry nights and swarming bugs all make up the thrum of life in the heart of summer. But more and more, our summers are assaulted by the bloodsucking kind of bugs, namely mosquitoes and More
A two-headed turtle born last month at San Antonio zoo has become so popular that it has its own Facebook page. Zoo officials say the animal, named Thelma and Louise after the female duo in the 1991 Oscar-winning
The largest solar power plant of its kind is about to turn on in California's Mojave Desert. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System will power about 140,000 homes and will be a boon to the state's
Is the fish's deadly rep justified? After a trip to the Amazon jungle, President Teddy Roosevelt famously reported seeing a pack of piranhas devour a cow in a few minutes. It must have been a very large
The email read: "We signed a contract for farm-to-bowl dog food product development today, I kid you not :)" The note was from a friend, Wendy Stuart, who consults on food access and sustainability issues.
On any given day, there's a wildfire burning somewhere in the U.S. — and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Many western forests have evolved with fire, and actually benefit from the occasional wildfire.
Haha, now you probably feel pretty silly, 20th-century Apocalypse predictors. Hello! If you're reading this, and you are not an alien race that has extinguished humanity, then the apocalypse hasn't happened
While it might not be able to fight the awesome power of Mother Nature, US weather agency NOAA is doing what it can to stay one step ahead of her. As America braces for a rise in extreme weather patterns,
Bottlenose dolphins have distinct "names" that they use to identify individuals in their social group, according to a study by scientists who followed groups of the animals off the east coast of Scotland.
Watch out, Mighty Mouse: Scientists have found a new species of shrew with incredible strength. Dubbed Thor’s hero shrew after the brawny god of strength in Norse mythology, Scutisorex thori is one of