WASHINGTON Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations scientific mega-report warns.
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WASHINGTON Sea levels on Earth are rising several times faster than they have in the past 2,800 years and are accelerating because of man-made global warming, according to new studies.
WASHINGTON In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.
WASHINGTON When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.
Repulsive as they may be, roaches have the remarkable ability to squish their bodies down to one quarter their normal size, yet still scamper at lightning speed. Also, they can withstand 900 times their body weight without being hurt.
WASHINGTON The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the mosquito that carries Zika virus is at transmitting its buffet of dangerous illnesses, scientists say.
WASHINGTON The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed.
WASHINGTON Get ready for weather whiplash as powerful climatic forces elbow each other for starring roles in a weird winter show.
The spine-chilling polar vortex is taking centre stage in Europe and bringing persistent cold to much of North America ‚Äî except in Hollywood, where soggy El Nino won’t give up the spotlight.
PARIS The cold hard numbers of science haven’t spurred the world to curb runaway global warming. So as climate negotiators struggle in Paris, some scientists who appealed to the rational brain are enlisting what many would consider a higher power: the majesty of faith.
WASHINGTON One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery.
WASHINGTON Scientists have found fossil-like hints that some kind of life existed on Earth 4.1 billion years ago ‚Äî when the planet was a mere volcanic toddler. That’s 300 million years earlier for life to pop up than previously thought.