What eats leaves, transforms into a butterfly, and contains wasp genes in its genome? Discover exactly how the caterpillar became a natural GMO and why modern technology is changing the face of evolutionary research.
In 2006, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) started the billion trees campaign with the goal of planting — you guessed it — one billion trees around the world. Plant for the Planet, which inherited the campaign, wanted to know
A team of Yale researchers has demonstrated how a seemingly random insect mating swarm responds to external stimulus through intelligent group fluctuations.
Styrofoam waste is a serious environmental issue that previously had no effective solution. Researchers have recently discovered that mealworms can eat Styrofoam, which presents a promising prospective solution.
Late October, twilight, Gorton Pond. The water lies still, reflecting the pitch-black night sky and the outlines of the fiery orange autumnal trees bordering the shore. The pond’s alewife juveniles are preparing for their migration to sea as their six-month
There’s a new reason to say ‘cheers’ to the microbe. For the first time, scientists have experimentally determined that the yeast S. cerevisiae has a significant influence on regional variations in wine flavor and smell.
Although humans never evolved the necessary mechanisms to glow themselves, some bioluminescent species can in fact emit their own light. The trick? A specific type chemical reaction, which happens to have many practical applications.
While the country debates which kind of bag is safest for the environment — paper, or plastic — a more holistic and quantitative technique can help inform policy decisions.
A new documentary series from National Geographic and Passion Planet attempts to inspire a deeper affinity between viewers and wildlife, but is beset by contrived drama.
In 2010, a government release reported that one third of the oil dumped into the Gulf of Mexico in the famous BP spill was unaccounted for. Where do we look for these missing gallons?