An ancient army of algae may have shaped life on Earth as we know it
August 18, 2017, 10:59 a.m. by Christian Cotroneo
Even Darwin puzzled over the gaping blank in the planet's natural history.
Grow your own artistic creations with algae-powered ink pens
November 30, 2015, 6:17 p.m. by Matt Hickman
It's nontoxic, time-lapse ink that you see ... and then you don't see ... and then you see again.
It's alive! Urban Algae Canopy produces shade, dietary supplements
May 15, 2015, 4:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
At Expo 2015, this work of 'bio-digital architecture' stands as a living, breathing spirulina snack machine.
Danish designers transform seaweed into stylish home furnishings
February 2, 2015, 7:20 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Finally, a clever use for marine algae that appeals to both Danish mer-folk and lovers of Scandinavian design.
Stunning emerald green Arabian Sea may herald ecosystem disaster
September 10, 2014, 10:19 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The sea has a dead zone the size of Texas, and it's growing bigger every year because of sewage and fertilizer flowing into the waters.
Viruses deflate huge algal blooms at sea
August 25, 2014, 11:59 a.m. by Laura Geggel, LiveScience
Several things can influence a bloom's well-being, including available sunlight and organisms that eat the algae, but viruses likely control the proliferation of blooms.
What's causing Canada's 'rock snot' infestation?
March 5, 2014, 1:45 p.m. by Elizabeth Howell, LiveScience
Thick and extensive blooms of this particular algae are known to affect the structure and function of river ecosystems.
Breakthrough process converts algae into crude oil in less than an hour
December 17, 2013, 11:39 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
No more drilling? Being able to transform algae into crude oil could revolutionize how we fuel up our vehicles.
Puerto Rico's famous bioluminescent lagoon stops glowing
November 21, 2013, 12:37 p.m. by John Platt
Scientists are trying to figure out why the popular tourist destination has gone dark.
Arctic algae 'tree rings' reveal record of climate change
November 19, 2013, 11:10 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Algae fills an important gap in the climate record as sediment and ice cores may only provide a record for every 100 years.
Massive eruption launched slimy algae army into the sky
September 23, 2013, 3:42 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
The algae look like little petri dishes or footballs, depending on the species, and spend most of their lives drifting on water currents.