A grid of rural power plants fueled by biomass could prove to be an energy solution for farmers while also reducing strain on the national power grid, according to a University of Missouri researcher.
Justin Lyons, the cameraman who witnessed the death of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, has spoken out about the tragic incident for the first time.
Americans are using less cocaine and more marijuana than before, according to new data on illegal US drug use.
For years, astronomers have suggested that a so-called "Planet X" exists in our solar system beyond the orbit of Pluto, but after an exhaustive search that involved hundreds of millions of celestial objects astronomers have found no evidence of of this theoretical planet. However, a wealth of previously undocumented stars were found in the search.
The first animals to live on Earth may have oxygenated the planet's oceans, according to a group of scientists, who present a view contrary to the traditional belief that a rise in oxygen is what led the way to the first animals.
Fertilizing plots of land can limit the diversity of plants that grow there as species less-able to tolerate a lack of sunlight are literally overshadowed by plants that react quickly to the fertilizer. But a new study has found that by allowing herbivores to graze on the land, they can offset the loss of plant biodiversity.
A new report by the influential non-profit group National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) suggests that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is still not adequately protecting American nuclear reactors from the risk of hydrogen explosions such as the ones that crippled the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear campus three years ago.
Elephants trumpet a low, rumbling alarm call specifically when they detect approaching humans, according to new research from wildlife biologists working in Africa.
According to NASA, if the right type of airborne radar data is collected regularly, scientists may be able to predict sinkholes before they occur.
If global surface temperatures rise to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the majority of Europe will experience higher levels of global warming than other places around the globe, according to a new study.
A puzzling build-up of carbon monoxide around the nearby star Beta Pictoris revealed to astronomers a stellar phenomenon: the splattered remains of comets colliding together around the star. The researchers believe they are observing this cosmic comet destruction in real-time at a rate of one comet per five minutes, and that it may be caused by an unknown planet in orbit around the star.
One dolphin died and another four were rescued and released back to sea Thursday after they became stranded along the coast of Provincetown Harbor in Cape Cod, Mass.
Systemic burning of cropland and forests in Southeast Asia can create thick plumes of smoke that pose a health threat to many people, but little is known about how the smoke affects marine and coastal ecosystems. Now, a new study proposes ways to study the unseen impacts of biomass burning.
European badgers make rare, long-distance moves than can contribute to the spread of bovine tuberculosis, or bTB, according to a new study.