Our genes only tell a portion of the story.
August 29, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
They’re often designed for you, the paying visitor, and not the animals who have to inhabit them.
August 28, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
California, where ambitious agriculture sucks up 80 percent of the state’s developed water, is no stranger to water wrangles. Now one of the worst droughts in state history is pushing legislators to reckon with its unwieldy water laws, especially one major oversight: California has been the only Western state without groundwater regulation—but now that looks set to change.
August 28, 2014 • 11:56 AM • Share
A journalist says he was singed by a flash-bang fired by St. Louis County police trying to disperse a crowd, raising questions about how to use these military-style devices safely and appropriately.
August 27, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
An experiment on users of the dating site OKCupid found that members judge both looks and personality by looks alone.
August 27, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
Hurricane Katrina wrought havoc on New Orleans but, nine years later, is there a silver lining to be found?
August 25, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
An analysis by an environmental group finds hundreds of cases in which drillers used diesel fuel without obtaining permits and sometimes altered records disclosing they had done so.
August 20, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
When did homo sapiens become a more sophisticated species? Not until our skulls underwent “feminization.”
August 15, 2014 • 8:32 AM • Share
Populations of Africa’s forest and savannah elephants continue to decline precipitously, leading conservationists to call for more extreme measures.
August 14, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
Software created by the controversial U.K. based Gamma Group International was used to spy on computers that appear to be located in the United States.
August 13, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
For the past three decades, researchers in New Zealand have undertaken extraordinary—and at times, controversial—efforts to save an 80-million-year-old species from the edge of extinction. Unfortunately for the tuatara, other man-made forces are threatening their survival once more.
August 12, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
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