Rising Seas Threaten to Swallow These Ten Global Wonders
Climate change-induced increases in sea level are forcing archaeologists and communities to get creative and make tough calls
How Hurricane Katrina Redrew the Gulf Coast
While storms here are nothing new, human influence helped Katrina make Louisiana’s ecological problems worse
This Pesticide Doesn’t Kill Spiders, But It Does Mess With Their Heads
Just because a chemical isn’t lethal doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous to other insects
Why Satellites Are a Biologist's Best Friend
From tracking penguins to coral reefs, satellites are changing the way scientists study ecology
Is Chocolate Milk the Next Sports Drink?
It all comes down to cows
When Will the Next Solar Superflare Hit Earth?
The year 2209 just got a lot scarier
How a Hellish Road Trip Revolutionized American Highways
Quicksand, food rationing, and embarrassment may have prompted Ike to push for a better highway system
Dinosaurs May Have Lived (and Died) Among Ancient Daisies
<i>Triceratops</i> loves me, <i>Triceratops</i> loves me not...
It's Strangely Difficult to Measure Big Explosions
But is it time for a makeover?
The World's Oldest Multicolor Printed Book Was Too Fragile to Read...Until Now
The 1633 book has now been digitized
Why Coffee Makes Some People Poop
It's not the caffeine
Watch a Robot Evolve
It's the mother of all robots
A Mysterious Disease Is Killing Corals
Researchers still haven't cracked the mystery of "white syndrome"
Watch the Perseids Peak This Week
Summer's stunning meteor shower is sure to please stargazers
What's Behind China's Professional Tomb Raiding Trend?
Move over, Lara Croft: raiding tombs is an increasingly viable career in China
How Do Animals Find Food? The Answer's in Their Eyes
Pupil shape provides differing advantages to those who crave the hunt and those who hide
Did Shakespeare Smoke Pot?
Tobacco pipes in the Bard’s backyard may retain traces of cannabis, but some historians remain skeptical
Teenage Girls Have Led Language Innovation for Centuries
They've been on the cutting edge of the English language since at least the 1500s
Why Don't Balancing Boulders Fall During Earthquakes?
The interaction of nearby fault lines may lessen ground shaking around some balancing rocks
What's Next for the Animas River?
Cleanup efforts are underway at the river, which turned a bright orange-yellow after a catastrophic chemical spill