World's smallest orchid discovered with petals only one cell thick
December 2, 2009, 5:28 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The tiny plant, discovered growing inside the root of another small orchid, is just 2.1 mm wide from petal tip to petal tip.
Everyday vibrations could recharge your MP3 player
December 1, 2009, 6:48 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Natural vibrations from the environment could be harnessed as a clean source of energy to power electronic devices, say scientists.
10 surprisingly easy sources of alternative energy
November 30, 2009, 11:27 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Clean, green energy is teeming all around us in the natural world, and scientists have only begun to scratch the surface of tapping it.
World's top climate scientists interviewed on global warming
November 26, 2009, 6:45 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Heated debate: There's general consensus that global warming is occurring -- but lots of disagreement about the details.
GPS-fitted marine animals create first-ever atlas of the Patagonian Sea
November 17, 2009, 4:33 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
An unprecedented 300-page atlas of the Patagonian Sea has been 'written' by the marine animals that live there -- with the help of fitted GPS collars.
Newly evolved finch appears on the Galapagos Islands
November 16, 2009, 9:40 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Evolution caught in the act? An isolated population of finches have odd-shaped beaks, sing differently, and don't breed with others.
Deep sea probe to record never-heard-before whale song
November 10, 2009, 8:46 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Acoustic-equipped undersea glider cruises at depths of 1,000 meters to capture the mysterious music of whales.
Men offered $1,300 to test male birth control pill
November 6, 2009, 10:11 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Paying men to help test a male contraceptive pill is one thing, but getting them to spend that money on purchasing it might be another.
This invasive 20-pound rodent could devastate California's agriculture industry
9 of the easiest dogs to own
Man and his trusty canine rescue 2 dogs trapped in icy New York lake
Herding dog rounds up the boys for St. Patrick's Day
Italy moves to impose 'flip-flop fines' on hiking tourists
5 birds that could steal your toddler