From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Most people who raise bees do it for the honey. Researchers at Washington State University want something else: the bees' semen. As WSU entomology professor Steve
The production of farmed fish has overtaken the production of beef for the first time in modern history, according to an article from environmental think tank Earth Policy Institute. In 2012, world beef
At the end of the last ice age, a single language fractured, until it became the languages we speak across Asia and Europe. At least 15,000 years ago, a single language started to break up. It broke into
Over the past 14 years, fast food has gone from "awful, health-wise" to "awful, health-wise." A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine takes a look at a host of popular American fast-food
"Meat-eating," not "man-eating." Still cool though. According to Japan Times, a new species of carnivorous plant has been found in Aichi Prefecture, on the central-southern coast of Japan's main island.
The origin of some of the words we use today goes back much further than scientists once thought, suggesting an Ice Age-era proto-language that spawned many of the world's contemporary linguistic groups,
Almost a third of America's honeybee colonies bit the dust last winter, according to a bellwether survey of bee health. But the deaths didn't fit the typical pattern for colony collapse disorder, the malady
Scientists have unveiled a new species of bone-headed dinosaur, which they say is the oldest in North America, and possibly the world. The dog-sized plant-eater had a dome-shaped skull that may have been
A panel of experts discusses the facts on fracking and other new forms of energy recovery. As the world's easy-access oil supplies dry up, North America is increasingly turning to unconventional sources—such
Microbes on the ocean bottom ate iron forged in the heart of a dying star The late Carl Sagan said it best on his TV show Cosmos: "We're made of star-stuff." He meant that atoms which make up our bodies—and
Residents living on the most eco-friendly social housing development in the UK are reporting massive reductions in energy bills. Sinclair Meadows was launched six months ago and already, the average costs
Three recent studies provide a glimpse into nature's most gruesome diet--and what it reveals about evolution. In the past few decades, scientists studying the eating habits of Earth's creatures have noticed
People are getting all twitchy about the bugs that are coming out in New York and New Jersey after a 17-year buildup, but when it comes to cicadas, Billy Tesh is seeing the real deal in North Carolina.
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have broken through a symbolic mark. Daily measurements of CO2 at a US government agency lab on Hawaii have topped 400 parts per million for the first time. The
Underground fungus and plants have long been known to have a mutually beneficial relationship — mycorrhizal fungi delivers nutrients to plants, and the plants give carbon back in exchange. Now, a new published
Billions of dollars—and a way of life—ride on saving pollinators. Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer. Bees are back in the news this spring, if not back in fields pollinating