Matter: The Slow Process of Countering the Emerald Ash Borer
Scientists hope to help North American ashes defend against an Asian beetle that has caused widespread damage throughout the U.S....
NASA: Rising sea levels more dangerous than thought
The consequences of global sea level rise could be even scarier than the worst-case scenarios predicted by the dominant climate models, which don't...
Fire fountains of the ancient Moon explained
The ancient lunar surface once erupted with geysers of lava — and now, scientists think they know what caused those fiery fountains.
Baby panda twin dies at National Zoo
One of giant panda Mei Xiang's twin cubs died Aug. 26, just five days after its birth, the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., reported.
Smaller of Panda Cub Twins Dies at the National Zoo
The other cub appears to be healthy and officials are optimistic it will survive.
Joseph Traub, Who Helped Bring Computer Science to Universities, Dies at 83
Mr. Traub, who founded the computer science department at Columbia, helped the emerging academic discipline garner respectability and resources....
Amazing 'red lightning' photographed from space
Like a giant jellyfish floating through the atmosphere, "red sprites" hover above thunderstorms in two new photographs snapped from space
Scientists discover coral reef to rival the Great Barrier Reef
Australia already has at least one of the natural wonders of the world in the Great Barrier Reef, but it may have just added another one more than...
'Panda swap' keeps newborn twins in mom's care
Zookeepers are playing a complicated game of "baby swap" with two new pink and fuzzy panda twins at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C
As Vulture Populations Wane, Perils to Ecosystems Circle Overhead
Birds that once feasted on misfortune are collapsing — part of a broader decline in vultures that illustrates the far-reaching effects of human...
How ‘vampire’ spiders could help in the fight against malaria
A study conducted by researchers at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand has highlighted a pair of unlikely recruits in the battle against...
Maintenance workers stumble on an 18th-century shipwreck
A maintenance crew removing debris from under the US 50 Bridge over the Nanticoke River in Maryland last spring thought they might have hit on...