7 people who gave up on civilization to live in the wild
April 16, 2010, 1:06 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The fast pace of life makes many people yearn for nature ... but these folks have taken the concept to the extreme.
Lightning-powered mushrooms could boost food yields
April 9, 2010, 11:20 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
New research reveals that mushrooms and some vegetables can multiply rapidly when struck by lightning.
11 clean tech innovations that can change the world
April 5, 2010, 10:23 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Here's our list of some of clean tech's most recent, planet-saving innovations.
New handheld HIV detector fits into your iPod case
April 1, 2010, 6:30 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The portable device takes less than 10 minutes to perform the test, and it could revolutionize how HIV is monitored in remote regions of Africa.
Scientists turn excess carbon dioxide into cooking oil
March 30, 2010, 5:05 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
A new solvent, combined with carbon dioxide, extracts oil from soybeans without the negative environmental impact associated with other methods.
Orange corn could reduce blindness and child deaths
March 29, 2010, 9:15 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Orange corn rich in beta-carotene could drastically reduce rates of childhood blindness and infant mortality, especially in developing nations.
World's first amphibious insect discovered in Hawaii
March 23, 2010, 7:31 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
No one knows how these Hawaiian caterpillars are able to breathe underwater, since they don't have gills and don't hold their breath.
The government will pay you $1,000 to adopt a wild horse
The story behind kudzu, the vine that's still eating the South
19 weird and wonderful turtle and tortoise species
10 of the top U.S. cities for nature lovers
Tortoise 'marriage' ends after 115 years
A fire chief comforts a dog who refuses to leave his trapped owner's side