With corals in trouble around the world, researchers are examining the role of smell in telling fish to come to a healthy reef or stay away. That may help scientists find ways to manipulate the smells to help damaged reefs recover.
When you think of flowers, you might think of Holland. But the owners of an Oberlin, Ohio, greenhouse are working with the Dutch — as well as flower growers from 12 other countries — to master the art of growing the perfect orchid.
Scientists say a rash of small earthquakes suggest that Iceland's largest volcano is about to blow. That could mean trouble for trans-Atlantic travelers but likely would be no big deal for local — and might even lead to a tourism boom.
If there is anything people in Pennsylvania can agree on, it is that no one can agree whether the fracking boom has been a blessing or a curse for the state. A now a proposal to use abandoned mine water for tracking is causing more confusion and concern.
Photographer Michael Muller's love of sharks takes him into the water and outside of the protection of cages to get as close as possible to his animal subjects. He also photographs celebrities — but won't admit which group is scarier to shoot.
Rumors are flying that a new toad that has shown up in a part of Madagascar can kill people and even cows. It's not true, but the imported amphibians could mean big trouble for what's left of the island's unique plants and animals.
A team of NOAA researchers were counting Hawaiian monk seals on a small chain of Pacific islands when they discovered that Tropical Storm Iselle was headed their way. It took a rescue mission by the US Navy to get them out safely.
The US government has been slow to respond to the health threat posed by the widespread use of antibiotics in livestock. But consumer concern about antibiotic resistance is growing, and that's leading some US companies to start changing their ways.