A year of mourning has been announced following the death of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest reigning monarch, at the age of 88, the Royal Palace announced on Thursday.
Weird & Wild The insects are crucial pollinators for many plants—including orchids—and food for a range of species. The mosquito—tiny, frail, eminently squishable, and yet capable of such destruction.
Welcome to the Twilight (O)zone The ozone hole over Antarctica is now larger than North America, nearing record-size set in 2006. Legislation and restrictions have reduced ozone-depleting chemicals like
Today, NASA announced a new plan for studying growing carbon emissions, but instead of focusing on the carbon that's trapped in our atmosphere, the space agency said it plans to focus on analyzing the
An intense debate has flared over whether the federal government should fund research that creates partly human creatures using human stem cells. The National Institutes of Health declared a moratorium
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A trove of 47 fossil human teeth from a cave in southern China is rewriting the history of the early migration of our species out of Africa, indicating Homo sapiens trekked into
Discovery of 47 teeth in Chinese cave changes picture of human migration out of Africa - Los Angeles Times
Forty-seven smooth teeth dug out of a cave in southern China reveal that Homo sapiens may have arrived there 80,000 years ago — long before humans were able to leave their mark on northern China or Europe.
Viral solar panels could be most efficient ever Plants absorb sunlight and convert it to energy with nearly perfect efficiency—none of the energy goes to waste. Electrical engineers are always striving
More than 200 new species were discovered in the Himalayas in recent years, according to a report published this week by the conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The Leptobrachium bompu,
Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process. But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting
The old-timey-sounding illness has now infected more than 100 people in New York. What is it? Over the past month, an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease has spread in the south Bronx in New York City, at
By analyzing more than 1,000 fossil remains, scientists have discovered that an unassuming, 130-million-year-old water-dwelling plant could be one of Earth's first flowering plants. Montsechia vidalii,
Climate change is heating up the courtrooms Less than two months after Dutch citizens won a lawsuit demanding their government do something about climate change, similar cases are entering courts here
Environment The lobster population has crashed to the lowest levels on record in southern New England while climbing to heights never before seen in the cold waters off Maine and other northern reaches
The wasp larva uses the web to make a cocoon By hijacking a spider’s nervous system, a wasp larva can manipulate the spider into making a stronger web, according to a study published yesterday in The of