After cutting its breastfeeding awareness program in 2011, the UK now has one of the worst breastfeeding rates in the world. The government is hoping to lure new mothers to breastfeed their babies for
Asian bones fill a big gap in the fossil record. Don't miss our Google+ Hangout to Cause an Uproar with big cat experts, conservationists, and photographers on Tuesday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Paleontologists
Science News After lingering in its birthing bay for nearly six months, an Antarctic iceberg the size of Singapore is finally heading out to sea. Strong winds blowing off the continent are pushing the
Changing Planet The St. Louis Zoo’s WildCare Institute is drawing attention to an endangered group of frogs. Also known as stubfoot toads, harlequin toads represent a beautiful, but vanishing frog taxon
Planetary scientists dream of sending a geologist to Mars to study its rocks by hand. Until then, they have to settle for examining meteorites — chunks of the Red Planet that land on Earth after hurtling
These scientific research projects certainly didn't happen overnight. When physicists at Trinity College, Dublin, started a viscosity experiment in 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt was president of the United
A new study analyzes risk of car accidents, shootings, and other injuries. For years, people have moved to the country to escape the dangers of big city life. But new research suggests that they may be
Why we should turn off the lights and appreciate the dark. We live immersed in artificial light. Astronomers rate the darkness of our skies on a scale (the Bortle Scale) of 9 (brightest) to 1 (darkest).