The Sad Story of Booming Ben, Last of the Heath Hens
Grassland-dwelling heath hen and prairie chicken populations across the country are in trouble. Loss of habitat continues to threaten their numbers.
The Science Behind What Makes a Great Pinot Noir Great
Four compounds have been identified that can help growers determine the best time to harvest their grapes.
There May Be a Ninth Planet (And It’s Not Pluto)
Caltech astronomer Michael Brown has proposed the existence of a ninth planet, the existence of which would explain the strange orbits of six KBOs.
What Tree Rings Tell Us About the Climate
Tree rings provide scientists with helpful clues regarding the planet's climate patterns, past and present.
How Meteorology Changed Agriculture Forever
Early meteorology helped farmers predict yield, transforming the agricultural industry.
Climate Change and Migration
Multiple research bodies show how climate change and natural disasters cause migration and refugees crises.
Is a Virus Alive?
The answer to the question whether a virus is alive isn't so simple.
Move Over, Camouflage. Here Comes Artificial Chameleon Skin
Engineers have developed a new chameleon-like material that changes color with a slight movement, according to research published in the journal Optical.
Mary Anning and Other Forgotten Female Fossilists
The accomplishments of Mary Anning and other early female fossilists, geologists and natural historians
Infection Control 600 Years Before the CDC
Modern health authorities combating the Ebola virus in West Africa might look to medieval infection control for inspiration.