11 U.S. species endangered by climate change
January 4, 2010, 11:10 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
A new report by the Endangered Species Coalition with the American Bird Conservancy, Defenders of Wildlife and the Center for Biological Diversity, has ranked America's top 11 species most at risk from climate change.
Prion proteins capable of evolution despite containing no DNA
January 4, 2010, 8:36 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Scientists say specialized proteins that cause mad cow disease are lifeless but can still evolve.
Antibody discovered that kills previously incurable prostate cancer
December 29, 2009, 5:35 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The discovery brings optimism that a cure for prostate cancer could be right around the corner.
Teens discover new species of cockroach in New York City
December 24, 2009, 6:29 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
New Yorkers beware! A new species of roach may have emerged from the streets of the Big Apple.
China begins construction on world's longest sea bridge
December 17, 2009, 7:34 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The bridge, which includes an underwater tunnel, will span 50 km and provide a Y-shaped link between Hong Kong, Macau and China.
Petunias and potatoes added to list of carnivorous plants
December 9, 2009, 4:36 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
New review on carnivorous flora suggests that a number of plants previously thought innocent may actually be murderous.
MIT team wins $40,000 from Pentagon for finding balloons
December 8, 2009, 7:41 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Researchers beat 4,300 teams to locate the coordinates of 10 red balloons scattered around the country — all part of a social networking experiment.
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.