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Fri, Jan 23, 2015 3:22 PM
Better technology and more accessible data are helping drive new change.
There's more to it than just picking up trash along a river. If you really want to help local waterways, here are clever approaches.
Break out the telescopes tonight to see Io, Europa and Callisto crossing the face of Jupiter.
The aquatic creatures likely survive on microscopic marine creatures that have been released by melting glacial ice.
Celebrating the NASA observatory's 100 millionth image of our favorite star.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists adjusts the clock based on threats to humanity's survival.
These wise words from great authors and naturalists provide wonderful material for meditating on wilderness and natural places.
New Mexico-based artist Ja Soon Kim collects and neatly arranges leaves, flowers, seashells, feathers, stones and other natural objects.
Since it was first noted that these stones seem to up and move of their own accord, scientists have been trying to figure out how in the world it happens.
It's just not a matter of having the right elements and chemicals. Mass and size matter, too.
Scientists can't actually gather samples or data from neutron stars, so they have to rely on computer simulations to study the effects of the disorderly 'pasta' shapes.
Could protecting photography as 'free speech' threaten safety and privacy?
Monitoring these lakes will help scientists forecast how the ice sheet will respond to global warming.
Scientists analyzed tetrataenite, a mineral that records a magnetic history of its space rock home.
At first glance, you might gasp in horror at the thought of these vintage metal behemoths being unceremoniously dumped into our ocean waters, but don't worry — there's more to this story.
The venom of some cone snails contains insulin, a new study finds, helping the sluggish mollusks snag speedier prey.
Activist and author blogs about politics, energy and Earth's resources.
Science journalist blogs about humans and other wildlife.