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.
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.
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