How to Catch a Comet
Last week, the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully landed an unmanned probe (Philae) on a comet, a feat heretofore unmatched in human history
When Chestnuts Ruled Our Forests
Once plentiful, chestnuts were virtually extirpated from the forests of eastern North America by WWII.
EPA Announces 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Award Winners
The 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Award winners discover new strategies for pollution prevention.
Welcome to the Anthropocene
What is the anthropocene?
The Secret Lives of Giraffes
Despite being such conspicuous animals, researchers still know surprisingly little about giraffes.
Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Ocean Acidification?
Will ocean acidification disrupt the planet's ecosystem before climate change does?
Embracing Dry Land: Water-Smart Urban Design and Drought in the American West
Water-smart urban design and drought in the American West.
“Stupidity Virus?” Not Quite
No, researchers did not find a so-called stupidity virus.
Travel, Quarantine, and the Future of Tuberculosis
A 2007 tuberculosis case teaches us about contagion, travel, and quarantine.
Climate and Gender: Too Few Males?
Could climate change lead to fewer males?