California's governor supports fracking. A whole lot of his constituents don't, and they're being increasingly vocal about it.
Farmers have a slew of tools they can use to keep GMO grain separate from traditional crops. But none of them will deliver absolute, 100-percent results.
The FDA has been waiting decades to tell us whether triclosan, a soap and toothpaste additive, is harmful. A new lawsuit is finally forcing its hand.
It's a very particular and surprisingly appealing form of recycling.
And they can be used for architectural projects, as well as for nifty consumer designs.
Best part? Your future pet will never stand you up or turn out to be married.
A reader wonders what kind of wood creates the cleanest smoke. Umbra says the answer is cut and dried.
The cosmos are lit up year round, but as the Holiday season begins, they’re offering an especially splashy mix—from a daredevil comet to a box-like supernova to a spectacular portrait of Saturn, with a tiny Earth lurking in the background.
The search for life beyond Earth has generally focused on places that are as much like our home as possible. That’s why the Kepler space mission has gotten headline after headline after headline in recent years, as it discovers Earthlike planets where no one had even looked before. Show More Summary
(BAKERSVILLE, N.C.) — Jeff Pollard trudged up the steep slope and stopped at a desiccated, rust-brown tree. Two months earlier, workers had tagged this Fraser fir as ready for market. It was going to be someone’s Christmas tree. And now it was dead. Show More Summary
The blogosphere has been abuzz lately with rumors of a distributed generation-induced utility death spiral. In January, the Electric Institute published a big think piece surveying the potential impact of distributed generation for the investor-owned utility industry. Show More Summary
This plan would require moon mining and robots.
As scientists have studied the chimpanzee, they’ve found more and more similarities between humans and their closest living relatives. But when it comes to the courts, chimps and humans couldn’t be more different. Chimpanzees, like other animals, are not considered persons before the law. Show More Summary
Sea snot: a delicious mixture of gooey sea animal corpses and their poo!
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the eco-conscious Grumpy Cat in your life, this is just the ticket.
Sunday’s horrifying derailment of a commuter train north of New York City left at least four people dead and more than 60 injured. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the accident, which came on a sharp right curve at a spot where the Harlem and Hudson Rivers meet. Show More Summary
(JOHANNESBURG) — As many as 20 percent of Africa’s elephants could be killed in the next 10 years if illegal poaching continues at the current rate, according to new data released Monday at the opening of the Elephant Summit in Botswana. Show More Summary
Scientists launched China’s first ever moon rover early Monday, marking a milestone in the nation’s climb towards building a space program. CCTV aired live footage of the Jade Rabbit, also know as “Yutu,” as it took off in the Chang’e-3 rocket around 1:30 a.m. Show More Summary
Climate change and evolution came under attack for different reasons, but now their skeptics are banding together.
This is part of a 10-part series on the ”Top 10 Toxic Ingredients Used By The Fossil Fuel Industries.” Read, share, and check in tomorrow for the next part, which will focus on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. 7. Mercury Fossil Fuel Source: Coal Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin. Show More Summary