Soldiers arriving home with missing or mutilated genitals have drown attention to the lack of government support for in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination using donated sperm, which costs up to $7,000 per procedure.
July 31, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
How to tell which countries will take home more bling, and why weight lifting matters.
July 30, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
A continuation of last week's list of the author's favorite reads
July 27, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
After a lifetime of servitude to the colony, older termites sacrifice the only thing they have left: their lives.
July 27, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Some Danes are taking to the dirt like Tolkien's hobbits. Their own Shire-like eco-village is a model of sustainability, and one of the oldest of its kind.
July 26, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
In a five-part exploration of the ever-growing human population, now sitting at 7 billion and expected to hit 9.3 billion by 2050, Los Angeles Times reporter Kenneth R. Weiss, describes how the world may, finally, be on the cusp of diffusing the still-ticking time bomb.
July 24, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
The recent fatal shark attack off Western Australia has ignited a debate there over whether the fish should continue to be protected
July 24, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Britain prepares to welcome their new flying ant overlords.
July 24, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
July 24th marks double jackpot for the intrepid explorers of years past as well for as fans of the latest photographic trend, "ruin porn."
July 24, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Animal bridges, aka ecoducts or wildlife crossings, allow wildlife to safely cross potential death-traps like highways and are are popping up all over the world.
July 23, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Using aerial surveys, US geographers map the mineral resources found on Afghanistan's rocky surface.
July 23, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Reading while traveling can serve as a sensory supplement to one's surrounding environment. Here's a list of some of my favorite books and where to read them
July 21, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
China's per capita CO2 emissions have almost caught up with Europe's.
July 20, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Three hundred meters below the arid landscape of northern Namibia researchers have discovered a source of fresh water, enough to match the region's current water demand for up to 400 years.
July 20, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Victoria has been keeping secrets for a long, long time. Hidden away in an Austrian castle archaeologists uncovered four 600-year old linen bras, a find that shouldn't have been.
July 19, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
With perhaps 600 million strays skirmishing for food on the fringe of the human world, street dogs are a common element of travel just about everywhere
July 18, 2012 | By Alastair Bland
Nazis are known for their heinous wartime crimes and tactics. Now, exploding chocolate can be added to that list, as revealed by a 60-year-old letter stamped "Secret."
July 18, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
An advertisement issued by some brilliant London entrepreneurs may well be the first coffee ad ever.
July 18, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Forget wind, solar and even seaweed. Renewable energy is getting down and dirty...with dirt!
July 13, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Two 3,000 year old bodies discovered in a Scottish bog turned out not to be two bodies at all. The ancient skeletons are stitched together from the remains of six individuals.
July 10, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer