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.
Lungs from genetically modified pigs could soon be used to save human lives
May 8, 2014, 1:15 p.m. by John Platt
Biologist Craig Venter's company has received $50 million in funding to develop 'humanized pig organs.'
Half of Americans are living with dangerous levels of air pollution
April 30, 2014, 12:58 p.m. by John Platt
A new report from the American Lung Association finds that nearly 148 million Americans breathe unhealthy air.
We finally know why the 1918 influenza pandemic killed 50 million people
April 29, 2014, 1:55 p.m. by John Platt
The answer might have an impact on how we vaccinate against future pandemics.
Cooler summer predicted for Northeast, Great Lakes
April 25, 2014, 3:13 p.m. by John Platt
But the central and southern parts of the country could experience hotter-than-usual temperatures.
Why are we still talking about Chris McCandless?
Long day? This dog getting into his bed sums up the best possible response
7 reasons you will never forget your dog
Titanium fangs? The technology behind Navy SEAL dogs
6 reasons to be thankful for Einstein
Should homeowners give in to climate change?