How your old cellphone could help stop illegal logging and poaching
July 2, 2014, 5:53 p.m. by John Platt
Repurposed Android phones will be deployed to protect rain forests.
Could a medicine used to treat gout also save our citrus?
June 9, 2014, 4:13 p.m. by John Platt
New research could stop the spread of citrus greening, a disease that is killing Florida's oranges.
How the Navajo code talkers helped win World War II
June 7, 2014, 10:02 a.m. by John Platt
They created an unbreakable code with their greatest asset — their own language.
Longitude Prize reborn to solve top issues of modern world
May 23, 2014, 12:29 p.m. by John Platt
The prize will tackle 1 of 6 large-scale challenges, many of which have an environmental focus.
Evolutionary wrench: Comb jelly discovery may add new branch to tree of life
May 22, 2014, 3:23 p.m. by John Platt
Genetic research into these odd creatures could reveal treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological disease.
With termite genome decoded, researchers aim for less toxic pest control
May 21, 2014, 12:22 p.m. by John Platt
Their work reveals genetic clues about the insects' behavior, making it possible to target specific attributes.
From whoops to wow: IBM accidentally creates the first new polymer in 30 years
May 16, 2014, 11:42 a.m. by John Platt
The amazing new material is stronger than bone, completely recyclable, and could revolutionize manufacturing.
Colony collapse disorder's link to pesticides strengthened by new study
May 12, 2014, 1:33 p.m. by John Platt
The pesticides, called neonicotinoids, are 'highly likely' to be triggering bee deaths, say researchers.