Does small talk or deep conversation make you happier?
October 14, 2019, 8:26 a.m. by Russell McLendon
A new study explores how social interactions affect our well-being.
This rare songbird is back from the brink, thanks to the Endangered Species Act
October 8, 2019, 3:10 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The Kirtland's warbler was nearly extinct in the 1970s, but it has finally recovered, conservationists say.
Living near a coast is linked with better mental health, study suggests
October 7, 2019, 8:26 a.m. by Russell McLendon
The benefits of 'blue space' may be especially important for lower-income communities, researchers say.
Solar panels pair surprisingly well with tomatoes, peppers and pollinators
September 30, 2019, 4:10 p.m. by Russell McLendon
In 'agrivoltaics,' crops and solar panels not only share land and sunlight, but also make each other more efficient.
The world's largest privately owned giant sequoia forest may soon be protected
September 20, 2019, 11:25 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Alder Creek is home to hundreds of giant sequoias, from seedlings to millennia-old Methuselahs.
This critically endangered skink is getting its own tropical island
September 11, 2019, 9:15 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Scientists are giving the blue-tailed skink of Christmas Island an early holiday gift.
Why house cats pose a threat to endangered sea otters
September 6, 2019, 1:10 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Outdoor cats can harm wild animals even if they never cross paths.
Why you should mulch leaves, not rake them
When will fall leaves be at their peak near me?
7 amazing soups for soup weather
5 ways to beat fall allergies
Why does autumn have two names?
5 classic fall recipes
Thanks to seed savers, Glass Gem corn exists
10 best places outside the U.S. for fall color