At a state park in Florida, a biologist is the only thing standing between the loss of a species of butterflies once prevalent all throughout south Florida. But even though he's working hard to save the Miami Blue butterfly, his efforts may be too late.
An epidemic, the disease chytrid, is spreading among the world'a amphibian population, decimating whole species. Now, scientists are building arks in an effort to save species before the disease can wipe them out.
New research out of the United Kingdom has found that sound can have a striking impact on how people taste food they're eating. Depending on the music playing, people can view the same food entirely differently, in terms of whether it's sweet or bitter.
A report from the Pew Center on the States documented how the U.S. voter registration system, with all its faults and failings, cost 2 million votes in 2008. It's also light years behind many other democracies, in terms of enabling eligible voters to vote.
Lake Vostok is located 2.2 miles beneath Antarctica's icy surface. It's been unseen and untouched for about 20 million years. But now reports are surfacing that Russian engineers may have reached the lake after a decades-long effort to drill into it.
Like a modern cicada, the ancient katydid used its legs to make sounds to attract members of the opposite sex. But unlike their modern descendants, the ancient critters produced just a single note.
The substance that gives plant cells their rigid nature, the same substance that binds trees together, is typically discarded as waste in the agricultural process. But a Kansas State University student is researching how that waste, lignin, may be used in construction.
A Drexel University professor is trying to reduce the environmental impact of cement — one of the most ubiquitous materials on earth. So far, he's had success in all of the areas that matter.
Crows can sled down roofs, of course, but distinguish between styrofoam and rocks to help make their lives easier to eat? They can do that too, according to new research.
Late last year, the FDA said it would no longer seek to formally regulate the use of the most common antibiotics in farm animals. A month later, though, the FDA said it would regulate the use of cephalosporins, which represent less than 1 percent of the antibiotics used on farms.