Is religion a good way to help preserve biodiversity?
September 16, 2013, 2:27 p.m. by John Platt
A new study finds that the most important conservation areas overlap with key regions for the world's religions.
Tahiti is crawling with new beetle species
August 16, 2013, 12:11 p.m. by Laura Poppick, LiveScience
Tahiti's insect diversity is due in no small part to its jagged terrain. It keeps insect populations separated and prevents them from cross-breeding.
How 'insect soup' DNA could help conservation efforts
August 9, 2013, 3:18 p.m. by Denise Chow, LiveScience
A new insect identification process could enable scientists to effectively monitor endangered species across different regions, countries and continents.
Madagascar cools as hotspot for new species evolution
July 23, 2013, 12:39 p.m. by Wynne Parry, LiveScience
Evolution on one of Earth's most diverse islands may have its limits.
Oceans around Antarctica could become massive protected sanctuary
July 15, 2013, 2:45 p.m. by John Platt
Two proposals up for an international vote would have protected hundreds of thousands of square miles of ocean and all the creatures that reside there.
Trove of East Coast gas seeps discovered
June 19, 2013, 10:09 a.m. by Douglas Main, LiveScience
Scientists have located several methane leaks through the seafloor and expect to discover many more throughout the region.
'New Dutch' tiles transform pitched roofs into lush urban habitats
May 31, 2013, 2:46 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Designed specifically for vegetation-unfriendly pitched roofs, Roel de Boer's 'New Dutch' roofing tiles are noise-absorbing, rainwater-filtering, energy-saving 'stepping stones for wildlife in the city.'
Noble Vines 337: Sustainable cabernet sauvignon for burgers and steaks
May 26, 2013, 12:39 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
For Memorial Day weekend, and for all your summer grilling celebrations, this great red is affordable enough to serve to crowds.
New deep sea fish species found in Antarctica
May 9, 2013, 1:40 p.m. by Douglas Main, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
Next to nothing is known about strange-looking fish's behavior, diet or what it does down there in the depths.
New 'Red List' will ID ecosystems at risk
May 9, 2013, 10:14 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience's OurAmazingPlanet
The new ecosystem list will work in tandem with the IUCN's species 'Red List' to better monitor biodiversity.
Australian fires reveal ancient water system built long before the pyramids
Knitted anatomy kits offer cruelty-free dissections
Most insects can't recognize individual faces, but these wasps can
Newly discovered underwater volcanic range is teeming with bizarre, tiny fanged fish
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