Paul Otlet

The Internet Before the Internet: Paul Otlet’s Mundaneum

Belgian information activist Paul Otlet envisioned some of the possibilities of today’s Web more than a century before its existence.
Fire

Fire Season is Getting Longer and Longer

A look at how climate change and human influences are changing the dynamics of fire, and the landscape, in the American west.

The environmental scourge of palm oil

Why Palm Oil is dangerous for the environment

Why Rhinos Need Their Horns

Trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn is banned in most countries, but every effort must be made to turn the consumption of wildlife products from status symbol into stigma.
Seagulls follow whales to eat anchovies.

The Sound of an Unknown Whale

Researchers might have identified one—and maybe even two—brand new species of whale.
Fish steaks on cooled market display

The Obama Administration Tackles Seafood Fraud

In December, the Obama administration announced a wide-ranging plan to combat seafood fraud.

When It Comes to Science, Scientists and the Public Diverge

Scientists and the public understand science topics quite differently, according to a new poll.

The Improbable Fanged Deer of Afghanistan

Last seen more than a half century ago, a rare fanged deer has been rediscovered in Afghanistan

Are Artificial Light Cycles Making Us Sick?

Is an artificial day/night cycle affecting our health?