The size and intensity of wildfires due to climate change is forcing the US Forest Service to siphon funds from wilderness restoration programs.
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Devil rays are mysterious sea creatures that are rarely seen in the wild. With their population dwindling, biologists are racing to learn more about these rays before they disappear.
To prevent mega-wildfires from spiraling out of control, technicians set landscapes ablaze on purpose.
A study suggests that past temperatures on Mars could have sometimes peaked just above freezing, allowing meltwater to carve out distinctive features.
It will take decades to sift through the reams of data from Cassini’s 13-year Saturn mission, but NASA researchers have just revealed some new insights.
The orbits and downward tilt of objects in the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune might be best explained by the existence of Planet Nine, the hypothetical planet believed to be 10 times more massive than Earth.
Boston-based Freight Farms has developed what it calls the Leafy Green Machine, a method for vertical, hydroponic farming inside a shipping container.
The U.S. and Russia have announced plans to put a new structure in the orbit of the moon. What will it look like?
Breaking the sound barrier is considered one of the greatest achievements of aviation, but how exactly did we manage to do it?
Entomologists have long suspected that insects have been decreasing in number over the years, but a new study shows the decline's severity.
Volcanic eruptions around the world may have interrupted agricultural production along the Nile, setting off the social unrest that preceded the collapse of the Ptolemaic dynasty.
Floating wind farms have the capacity to produce vast amounts of clean energy, if the cost of generating electricity far offshore can be reduced.
A new study shows that people unconsciously engage in counterfactual thinking of alternative outcomes when witnessing physical events.
The method, which can grow tens of millions of active neurons in just a month, would allow researchers to test thousands of new compounds that might treat neurodegenerative diseases.
The approach could eventually cut by 90 percent the cost of producing an important cancer-fighting agent called interferon beta.
Sclera staining involves injecting ink into the whites of the eye, which the American Academy of Ophthalmology says can cause injury and even blindness.
Genetic analysis of Homo sapiens buried together 34,000 years ago found they were not closely related, despite likely living within a small group.
Integrating economics and psychology, Richard Thaler showed how limited rationality and self-control affect economic decisions and market outcomes.