A planetary scientist explains that, with some adaptations, life-forms similar to Earth's could live on other planets' environments as well.
This is how far science has come: There are 3D-printed micro-robots of fish swimming around, powered by hydrogen peroxide. Researchers think they will inspire “smart” microrobots with the ability to detox, sense, and direct drug delivery.
A new lizard species with teeth fused to the top of its jaws has been found in fossilized remains in southern Brazil. It seems that a different path of evolution was taken by these reptiles than previously thought.
It turns out that even weeks, months, and years after an earthquake, an area can have an increased chance of landslides following the additional shake-up of heavy rain. The earthquake caused the slide, though.
Home owners in central Florida want to save water but also feel pressure to meet Home Owner's Association regulations. Here's a look at how much drinking water is used.
Threatened species the greater sage-grouse were found to avoid going near power lines or transmission towers in Washington state study groups. This limits habitats co-mingling.
Tropical forests in the Amazon, home to roughly 2,000 species of plants, birds, beetles, ants and bees are being invaded by human activities such as logging. Researchers have found that habitats can be conserved by a wide network of forest areas.
In southwestern Australia with the endangered Carnaby's Cockatoo, Dr. Denis Saunders and other researchers recently published a study on the best ways to measure young cockatoo growth and keep tabs on the newest generation of birds.
Ants have been found to have the ability to change their diet to contain free radicals, such as hydrogen peroxide, to help fight infectious, and otherwise fatal, diseases. This is similar to humans' use of antibiotics.
The current coffee-farming system, which involves non-shade farming and low prices wrested from poor farmers, is causing problems. These methods have been in place only since the 1970s and 1980s, and a study talks about how they could be changed.
Drought can cause slow death to forests, says a new study by Duke University. However, the effects are not immediate--so, good news, there is hope for revitalizing such trees.
University of Adelaide researchers found that by recycling grape waste produced from wine making, they could create an efficient biofuel. This saves wine-makers the cost of disposal and positively impacts the environment, which otherwise receives roughly 13 million tons of grape waste annually.
NASA recently compared satellite images of Earth's surface to see the effects of increased groundwater pumping. The profiles they found revealed that subsidence is occurring in the San Joaquin Valley at an increased rate.
Climate change expects boreal forests to shift northward at rate ten times faster than they are able to. Not only do they have to make room for global warming, but they are expected to produce wood for lumber and biofuel uses, house plants and animals, defend against invasive species and store carbon dioxide. With drier and warmer conditions, their ecosystem can't handle it all.