Confront nature's mysteries, scientists find mutant sea stars surviving in warming waters and that sexual competition forces ducks to grow longer penises.
All over the world, researchers are trying to better understand a world in constant flux and to prevent species from extinction as they battle for survival.
The southern resident killer whales of the northeast Pacific are in trouble. As habitats and food dwindle, they increasingly miscarry and lose their babies.
The recent series of hurricanes has demonstrated, climate change is no longer a nebulous futuristic menace, but an existential threat.
Will cutting fewer forests, where tick hosts and their predators live, help curb Lyme disease? Scientists debate.
Packrat nests, preserved by a combination of the chemistry of urine and the desert air, open a window into centuries of local climate change.
From household plastic to industrial waste, anthropogenic activity has created compounds that poison ecosystems from water to air.
There’s been a devastating trail of destruction and flooding along the east Atlantic coast in the last few ...
Although a car seems like a long-term capital investment, it is only a crash or disaster away from becoming two tons of mass-consumer junk.
A new study suggests the Zika virus may kill some cancer cells. It can destroy the stem cells of glioblastoma, the most common type of brain tumors.