Three-hundred years ago, the British government offered a fantastical award to the first academic mind to figure out how figure out a ship's longitudinal location in real-time. Now Britain has done it again, offering a massive cash prize to the first scientist to solve one of the many major problems of our time - and it's up to the public to decide what that problem will be.
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has called for a state-wide ban of soaps containing microbeads, citing recent studies that show how harmful the tiny cosmetic abrasives can be to the environment.
For the first time in 16 years, the Colorado River met the Gulf of California on Thursday, restoring water flow to a long barren area.
Dangerous blue-green algae has been found in nearly 100 lakes and ponds in upstate New York, prompting Senator Charles Schumer to ask that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help his state battle the potentially toxic blooms.
The massive canyons that cover the surface of Mars were likely formed by lava flow, not water, according to a recent study.
A Seattle woman is endeavoring to live without food for six months, and sustain herself with only water and sunlight in an experiment she calls "Living on Light." She has been documenting her journey to survive as plants do on Facebook and YouTube.
For the first time, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has used its drill system to hammer into a flat rock with pale veins.
New images of the McLaughlin Crater on Mars provide evidence of a wet underground environment on the red planet
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is ready to begin drilling for the first time into a flat rock with pale veins.
NASA’s Curiosity rover has found evidence of stream once flowing on the Mar’s surface.