As more humans move into concrete jungles, other animals, like túngara frogs, are joining them — and adjusting their behaviors along the way.
Lonesome George, a wizened Galapagos giant tortoise, was the last of his kind. Now, researchers are using the iconic tortoise’s genetic material to better understand what it takes to live a long life.
By Vicky Stein
Scientists say bears are the “metabolic magicians of the mammalian world.” And someday, the secrets of these bears' cycles may help inform human health, too.
By Jamie Leventhal
Thanksgiving turkeys often come out dry and tasteless, but not this year. Here's how you can use basic chemistry to make a stunning main dish for you and your guests to gobble down.
On Friday, representatives from 57 nations will gather in a conference room in Versailles, France to redefine the kilogram. In other words: the way we weigh the world is about to change.
Hurricane Harvey wasn’t an outlier. A new study reports that climate change intensified the rains of other recent cyclones by between 4 and 9 percent.
By Nsikan Akpan
What everyone needs to know about why these fires are spreading so quickly so late in the year, and how to protect your homes and businesses from them.
By Vicky Stein
Researchers now think they’re on the path to universal flu protection. The source of their new defense: llamas.
By Nsikan Akpan, Julia Griffin
At the moment, the reported links between Hurricane Michael and climate change are murky, at best.
This year’s chemistry Nobel also comes with some political controversy, as one of the winners has been accused of promoting anti-Israel views.
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