How do drugs like nicotine, caffeine, and morphine occur in nature? Chemistry explores the natural sources of addictive alkaloids.
As the climate warms, humanity will have to adapt to the new conditions. But how will the natural world cope?
If you’ve ever wondered how birds, butterflies and other animals find their way, it could be due to their magnetic anatomy.
There’s a conflict between the communities working to conserve numbers of hen harriers and those maintaining the hunting of red grouse. What’s the solution?
The U.S. sends workers to build hospitals and help with the ebola outbreak – but how well are they screened when they come home? Will South Africa export the virus?
Researchers have found, using radar, that migrating birds fly faster in the spring than in the autumn. How do scientists measure bird flight?
The huge King Fire in California continues to burn, helped along by this year’s drought. Why do some wildfires spread, while others do not?
Ebola Virus is spreading out of Africa. Does the U.S. and E.U. have the resources to stop this outbreak of a virus that qualifies as a biological weapon?
The Ebola outbreak is severe; now concentrated in major African cities which have direct links to the United States through international air routes.
The Carlton Complex Fire and Mills Canyon Complex blaze are hurting Washington’s ecology- and residents. In this green state, why are so many fires burning?