Animals seized from Brazilian jungles by wildlife traffickers, then confiscated by well-meaning officials and animal rights activists, frequently face even more problems than they had before, says a biologist from the University of São Paulo.
Scientists this week revealed startling new images of the Gamburtsev Mountain Range of Antarctica, a huge and mysterious “ghost range” buried beneath more than a mile of ice.
While the rest of the world was waiting around for that better mousetrap, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a startling breakthrough in battery technology.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered a process that allows them to imitate photosynthesis—a potentially critical breakthrough in the search for clean, sustainable energy.
High-speed rail seems to be top of mind among the world’s transportation wonks and policy makers, with action in the U.S., Europe and, most of all, China.
The head of an international wildlife organization says it has “failed miserably” to halt the precipitous population decline of tigers in the wild. “How have we let this happen?”
Putting aside mind-blowing cost overruns, along with delays at a Chinese steel fabrication plant, engineers and scientists are following the equally mind-blowing construction feats in the eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.
Over the years, artists’ depictions of Jesus’ last supper have upped the ante on the portions—by a whopper-sized 69 percent.
The blame for Haiti’s staggering death toll from the 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12—the toll is expected to rise to over 200,000— lies at the feet of that country’s c0nstruction industry, says a Berkeley, Calif. engineer.
The California Owens Valley, the scene of decades of intense environmental hostilities and the subject of the famous Roman Polanski film “Chinatown,” once more finds itself at center stage. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which turned Owens Lake into a dry wasteland and created one of the most prodigious polluters in America, wants to turn its lake bed into one of largest sources of solar power in America.