The Ecological Society of America Turns 100

Ecological Society of America celebrates its centennial this year.

A Long Overdue Ban on Trans Fats

The FDA is banning trans fats in food.

It’s Official: A Global Mass Extinction is under Way

New research confirms that the next mass extinction is in progress, and we’re the cause.

For Pets in Ancient Egypt, Life Was Hard (or Really Easy)

Life wasn’t always easy for pets in ancient Egypt.
Retirement

Your Brain on Retirement

How you spend your retirement might be the key to preserving the mind.
Origami Robot Courtesy of MIT

Self-Folding Origami Robots!

Origami robots can not only walk, but swim, climb, and carry twice their body weight—granted, the robot only weighs a third of a gram.

Early Bird? Night Owl? It Might Be in Your Genes.

Researchers in England have identified several genes associated with the timing of peak activity.

With Few Mates, Female Sawfish Go It Alone

Smalltooth sawfish are increasingly reproducing without males, according to new research.

Poor Prognosis for the Western Antarctic Ice Shelf

The western antarctic ice shelves are thinning rapidly.

Just for the Halibut: More Fish are Deliberately Wasted Than Caught

More halibut are dumped dead in the ocean as waste than sold by fishermen.