The native red squirrel population in the UK has been decimated by the encroachment of its American cousin, an invasive species. Could a "gene drive" help?
We won't solve all of the pressing environmental problems, but we can help mitigate some.
Planet names must be 16 letters or less, preferably one word, non-offensive, and not too similar to an existing one.
Remembering the work of the great naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, on the 250th anniversary of his birth.
Nicolas Chevassus-au-Louis's new book, Fraud in the Lab, offers some tough love for the scientific community.
"Darwin openly and almost scornfully repudiates the whole doctrine of Final Causes. He finds no indication of design or purpose anywhere..."
Strong, stable, and conductive at one atom thick, graphene has amazing potential in a variety of applications. But is hype all the material has?
Undersea volcanoes, like Hawaii's Kīlauea, foster diverse ecosystems in an environment far from sunlight—and as acidic as lemon juice.
Just as the ocean is full of plankton, the air we breathe teems with microorganisms.
How does this mysterious precipitation form?