Fruit is easy to eat. It often comes with its own packaging. A quick wash and you can pop it in your mouth. Not so with ice cream, or soup. But a Harvard researcher thinks he can change all that, and revolutionize food.
Have you ever noticed the Greek worriers on those historic vases you see in museums? In most cases they're wearing what looks like a mini-dress. They're not just fashion statement, though. Those outfits are actually armor — made out of linen. And they work, too.
Canada’s federal government recently approved energy company Enbridge’s proposed pipeline to bring Tar Sands oil from Alberta to Canada’s West Coast. But the coastal First Nations strongly oppose the plan, and the British Columbia premier has yet to agree.
Italy is a fiercely anti-GMOs. It's one of a handful of countries to ban them outright. But European law is trumping them, and it has opened a window for one Italian farmer who is growing GMO corn anyway.
Scientists say a massive ice sheet in Antarctica is starting to collapse. It's not going to slide into the ocean over night, but rather over centuries. Still, it will fall, scientists say. It's gotten to the point it can't be stopped — and that means rising sea levels.
Plants have senses that put humans to shame. Not only do they hear (yes, it's true) and smell, they can also sense the presence of water, and even an object in their space. Now new research suggests that plants can actually learn and remember.
Scientists are often depicted as skeptical of God — atheists who believe only what they can prove. But science writer Amir Aczel says science doesn't actually disprove God, and there are at least a handful of scientific phenomena that suggest an outside force acted to create the universe.
Japanese researchers say they've found a species of algae that could help decontaminate radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. But they say the plant's owners don't seem very interested in the idea.
Two years after they washed up on a New Zealand beach, scientists have identified two whale carcasses as members of what they believe is the world's rarest whale species: the spade-toothed beaked whale.
Months before both this year's record Arctic ice melt and Hurricane Sandy, a climatologist identified changing weather patterns that suggest links between the two seemingly separate events. Sam Eaton reports from New Jersey.
Meta data isn't just what you said on your phone. It's who you called... when and where. It's like a road map of your life and German politican Malte Spitz tells host Marco Werman, how he refused to go along.
It seems like an easy question, where in the world has the hottest temperature been recorded? Well think again. There's actually been a lot of dispute. It's rumored to have even caused some bar fights.
As the Arctic regions warm, the oil industry wants to drill offshore in the northernmost seas. But given the logistical challenges of drilling in the Arctic and increasing concerns about climate change, does it even make sense to try?
A Dutch social scientist has admitted to fabricating data in dozens of published studies. Among the possibly tainted reports was one that found that messy environments breed discriminatory thinking. The World reported on that study on April 7, 2011.