Invasive insects cause at least $77 billion in damage every year, according to a study released Tuesday that says this figure is "grossly underestimated" because it covers only a fraction of the globe.
California’s coastal redwoods can absorb nutrients and moisture from the thick fog that rolls in from the Pacific. And fog patterns give us clues about how the iconic trees might respond to a changing climate.
Global warming has profound effects on our planet, including melting Earth’s immense ice sheets. A new study from NASA reveals an unexpected result of all that ice melting: It’s moving the axis of rotation of the entire planet.
When India celebrated the success of its first Mars mission, a photo of middle-aged female scientists draped in saris became the viral face of that triumph. But that doesn't mean female scientists face an easy path, and Rhitu Chatterjee says much more needs to be done for gender equality.
Who doesn't love a good zoo? The animals, for one. Many of the most popular attractions at zoos are animals like tigers and bears, who are particularly prone to boredom and depression when cooped up. That's why some people want to close traditional zoos and take a different approach.
Whether it’s driving five miles over the speed limit or breezing past a stop sign on your bike, chances are, we have all broken a few — or more — rules of the road. When it comes to obeying traffic laws, “we’re all criminals,” says the author of this survey.
The discovery of two giant holes in the ground in far northern Russia is raising all kinds of speculation about their origin. No one yet knows for sure how they were formed, but a leading scientist is pointing to an ever-more usual suspect—climate change.
Scientists thought they knew how the human body worked. They thought they knew how the immune system worked. They were wrong. A recent discovery found a previously unknown path for the immune system into the brain.