Spider silk has long been admired for its graceful, yet steel-like structure, and as researchers study this material more in depth, it is inspiring industries to develop new, stronger materials themselves.
As greenhouse gas levels hit record highs and summer temperatures reach their warmest ever, scientists are frantically working to find ways of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide that enters the atmosphere. But now, new research shows that we may be able to rely - at least in part - on nature alone, which has its own methods for removing atmospheric carbon. This includes rivers, which reportedly are crucial in regulating the global carbon cycle.
Scientists are turning to nature for inspiration for robotic materials that can think, according to new research.
Enriching one's life with the beauty of nature, art and religion, such as seeing the Grand Canyon or Sistine Chapel, may help to boost the body's immune system, according to a new study.
Humans are often seen as the ultimate destroyers of the planet, lending the idea of naming a new epoch in our name, but the new PBS series "Earth: A New Wild" is offering a fresh take on the relationship between humans and nature.
It seems that animals, such as dogs, elephants and chimps, are turning to Mother Nature for means of self-medication by seeking out drugs to treat their own ailments, new research suggests.
Wasp venom may deliver a painful sting, but scientists from the Institute for Biomedical Research (IRB Barcelona) have carried out successful in vitro tests using the venom to kill breast cancer tumor cells, a new study describes.
For the first time in human history, Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have broken through a symbolic mark of 400 parts per million (ppm), U.S. government scientists said Friday.
In the hustle and bustle of urban life; traffic, pollution and stress abound. A new study by the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom say that city dwellers living near parks, gardens and green spaces are happier and have an overall higher quality of life.