Construction of world's first commerical spaceport underway
January 29, 2010, 3:33 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Finally taking shape in the New Mexico desert, Spaceport America will be the world's first commercial spaceport.
Abstinence-only animals avoid extinction by blowing around
January 28, 2010, 8:31 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Scientists discover how small invertebrates named rotifers have avoided extinction -- despite not having sex for 30 million years.
Ancestor of Galapagos tortoises to be resurrected from extinction
January 20, 2010, 12:21 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
A tortoise hunted to extinction before Darwin ever arrived on the Galapagos could be brought back to life thanks to new genetic research.
Engineer wins 2009 Purpose Prize for inventing green bricks
January 16, 2010, 6:51 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Engineer Henry Liu is honored for inventing a way to transform toxic waste into environmentally friendly bricks used for construction.
42 tons of poison to be dumped on island to eradicate rats
January 13, 2010, 9:13 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
In a radical move to eliminate pests and save local wildlife, pristine Lord Howe Island will be blitzed from the air with poison.
Watering your garden in the midday sun can burn plants
January 12, 2010, 6:18 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Scientists have finally confirmed what gardeners have long claimed: Water droplets can burn certain plants at the wrong time of day.
Tortoise 'marriage' ends after 115 years
Photographer captures stunning image of eagle in symmetrical reflection
'Super mom' spotted on a Minnesota lake — with 56 ducklings in tow
3 new Dark Sky Parks reveal wonders of the night sky
19 weird and wonderful turtle and tortoise species
A fire chief comforts a dog who refuses to leave his trapped owner's side