Researchers find a new genetic explanation for why some adults can digest milk.
A team of biologists is on a microbial mission around the world's oceans.
Should we conserve regions with higher numbers of species—or regions with more species variety?
An ongoing effort to reduce agricultural pollution in Florida's Everglades is seeing results.
Space Shuttle data will help conserve "invisible" waterways.
How does the bilingual brain control which language to speak?
Raising animals is more damaging than transportation.
Global warming is stressing populations.
By monitoring avian flu, scientists prepare for possible pandemics.
Can an urban waterway reclaim its historical ecological health?
Learn the origins of our Moon.
A revolutionary set of star-seeking telescopes is taking precision to the next level.
Follow a satellite’s-eye-view of the habitats of the Congo River.
Geologists monitor Yellowstone National Park's volcanic system.
Nowhere else are primates as diverse…or as endangered.
Pluto in 2015...or bust.
What does it take to plot a Universe's worth of space objects?
How tsunami researchers are trying to get ahead of the next big wave.
The Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy are on a collision course.
Lessons from a pioneering marine park may help restore ocean ecosystems.
Most asteroids and comets don't pass anywhere near Earth. Most.
Glaciologists are racing to core the largest tropical ice cap before it melts.
Its metropolitan area has grown more than 300 percent in recent decades.
As the suburbs flourish, animals struggle to survive.
After a seven-year trip, the Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn in July 2004.
Have you heard of the North Atlantic Oscillation?
How satellite data helps scientists map changes in one of Earth's great wildernesses.
To what lengths do scientists have to go to snare a gravitational wave?
One of the most abundant forms of ocean life is gelatinous goo.
Learn how communities in Thailand restored mangrove forests for the benefit of all.
Water once flowed on Mars—perhaps enough to harbor life.
Oxygen is the key to Earth's biodiversity. But it wasn't always so.
Watch roads and parking lots multiply around the threatened Chesapeake Bay.
Will Vietnam's biodiversity vanish faster than biologists can document it?
New insights into a rare, destructive wind storm.
Two technologies to find and describe faraway planets.
Scientists are studying earthquakes from far above the tremors.
The Universe's oldest light is cosmologists' window to the past.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is rich in oil. What’s at stake?
Earth is increasingly vulnerable to the power of solar storms.
How gear and greed emptied Georges Bank.
On January 8, 2001, a healthy baby gaur was born. In Iowa. To a cow.