6 things to know about Earth's 6th mass extinction
September 15, 2016, 1:11 p.m. by Russell McLendon
At least five similar die-offs have happened before, but this is the first in human history — and the first with human help.
Giant reef with doughnut-shaped structures found 'hiding' behind Great Barrier Reef
August 31, 2016, 6:05 a.m. by Russell McLendon
The area is far more complex than we thought, scientists say.
Clever animation reveals hidden cost of deforestation in less than 1 minute
August 19, 2016, 2:05 p.m. by Russell McLendon
'Biotop' offers a reminder that forests aren't just trees.
Popular pesticides cause major damage to bees, new study shows
August 19, 2016, 6:20 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Two decades after approving imidacloprid, the EPA is re-examining how it and similar pesticides affect bees.
The ancestor of all known life was a microbe that ate hydrogen from deep-sea volcanoes
July 28, 2016, 6:05 a.m. by Russell McLendon
A new study paints a detailed portrait of Earth's last universal common ancestor, known as 'LUCA.'