In a recent study, climate scientists learned that the amount of waste heat large global cities produce influences regional climates. Now, scientists are using the study to explain how the planet is warming.
North Korea followed through on its threats and conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday, Monday night in the United States, believed to be its most powerful to date. The test was roundly criticized, even by North Korea's lone ally, China. A United Nations Security Council meeting has been called.
Rodrigo Medellin has loved animals for his entire life. He's especially fond of bats, which have been the focus of his work as an adult in Mexico. Medellin's research is focused on helping make sure bats thrive long into the future.
Hauling trash off the International Space Station can be an expensive proposition, especially without NASA's Space Shuttle fleet. So NASA has come up with a system to recycle the waste astronauts develop into radiation-protecting tiles for the space station.
Thousands of former professional football players and their wives have filed a class action lawsuit against the National Football League. Now, the NFL is faced with ameliorating the problem, as well as, perhaps, a legal battle that the organization could lose.
Prairie dogs used to rule the prairies of America and Mexico. But when ranchers moved in, prairie dogs were exterminated. Now, an ecologist says the black-tailed prairie dogs are critical for turning Mexico's desert back into prairie.
A popular twitter hashtag is giving scientists a way to vent frustrations and share their humorous laboratory findings with the world. But some scientists are concerned the tweets could give critics a reason to discredit their research.
A Louisiana college student wants to get creationism out of the syllabus in Louisiana's schools. He's been waging a years-long battle and, while he's a long way from succeeding, he says he's made remarkable progress.
When Meehan Crist was younger, her mother had a concussion. It changed her mother's life, so much so that sometimes she'd walk into a room and not remember where she was. When Crist found out what happened, it sent her on a journey of trying to understand more about the brain.
Over the years, the kilogram has added, well, a few grams. Not really whole grams, actually micrograms. But a group of scientists are trying to undo that weight gain because kilograms are one of the few units of measure still defined using physical artifacts.