Snail hunts faster fish by drugging them with insulin
January 21, 2015, 4:22 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The venom of some cone snails contains insulin, a new study finds, helping the sluggish mollusks snag speedier prey.
Salmon semen found to be miracle substance for extracting rare earth elements from waste
January 20, 2015, 1:47 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
There's more to salmon sperm than making salmon babies, as researchers find it can also be used to help sort out toxic waste.
'Salt' photos highlight the beauty of mineral minimalism
January 12, 2015, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
Melbourne-based photographer Emma Phillips describes the series as 'a poetic exploration of and tribute to Australia's monolithic landscape.'
New regulations force big food wasters to reuse, donate
August 8, 2014, 5:34 p.m. by Kimi Harris
Instead of food waste heading to the landfill in Massachusetts, now it will be repurposed, donated, or turned into compost, animal feed, or clean energy.
California's thirst lifts mountains, triggers earthquakes along San Andreas Fault
May 15, 2014, 9:15 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
With groundwater pumping and the evaporation of heavy weights of water, Earth's crust rebounds. This movement affects the fault, causing earthquakes.
Richard Proenneke: The man who showed us how to be alone in the wilderness
April 23, 2014, 12:30 p.m. by John Platt
For decades, Proenneke lived in a handmade cabin at Alaska's Twin Lakes; his writings and films have left a legacy.
Portland flushes 38 million gallons of water after teen tinkles in reservoir
April 17, 2014, 6:48 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Portland authorities faced a tough decision this week: To drain a large reservoir or provide residents with pee-tainted tap water? To some controversy, they opted for the former.