Observatory: A Beneficial Evolutionary Step for Chameleons
The lizard has five digits, but in each hand and foot, these digits are split into two “bundles” that makes living in trees easier for them....
9 Years of Muck, Mud and Debate in Java
New evidence suggests a damaging, continuing mud volcano was started by drilling. But many researchers still blame an earthquake....
As Fires Grow, a New Landscape Appears in the West
Governments’ interference in the natural cycle of fires, along with climate change, has created more brush on forest floors and hotter, drier...
ScienceTake: A Green Sea Turtle Refuge Is Getting Full
A threatened species is starting to grow again, helped by a record year at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Florida....
Op-Ed Contributor: Let’s Not Move to Mars
Recent plans to colonize the red planet are excessively optimistic. It is a veritable hell for living things.
Software Is Smart Enough for SAT, but Still Far From Intelligent
In a first, an artificial intelligence program answered math questions on the SAT by understanding diagrams and sentences, but scientists say...
Q&A: Do Wild Dogs Sleep as Much as Your Pets?
Do dogs in the wild sleep as much as domesticated animals?
Tourists Thwart Turtles from Nesting in Costa Rica
During the first weekend in September, day-trippers swarmed the beach in Costa Rica that serves as a nesting ground for Olive Ridley sea turtles,...
‘Regulatory War’ Fought Over a Wyoming Family’s Pond
Andy Johnson’s watering hole has become an emblem for conservatives and local governments fighting the reach of the federal government....
Another Hazard for Migrants in Europe: Poisonous Mushrooms
Hospitals in Germany have reported poisoning cases among migrants who ate death-cap mushrooms, not knowing they are highly toxic and can cause...
Matter: Inuit Study Adds Twist to Omega-3 Fatty Acids’ Health Story
A new study found that ancestors of the Inuit evolved unique genetic adaptations for eating a diet rich in fish and whale meat....
Sun Provides Dramatic Backlighting for Latest Pluto Pictures
The newest pictures of Pluto are so up-close and personal that the mission's top scientist says it "makes you feel you are there."...