Meet the bearded goby, a six-inch-long fish that lives in toxic mud, eats jellyfish, lasts for hours without oxygen, and has saved a coastal African ecosystem from a nightmare fate.
Congratulations! You're going to spend the weekend kayaking down a river. One problem: The roof rack of your Mini Cooper isn't big enough to hold a tricycle, let alone a full-sized waterborne vessel. Try an inflatable model instead.
Move seen as boon to ailing industry, but commercial boats remain at dock
Fishermen in Mississippi say they are angry that under the terms of BP's $20 billion oil spill fund, money they earn doing clean-up will be subtracted from their claim against the company. [I believe the term you are looking for is slavery! Suckers!
The Seychelles could see up to 10 percent more sea-level rise than the global average. Or the sea level around the islands could drop. It depends on who you ask.
BP engineers Thursday stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April as they shut all valves on a new cap placed on top of a fractured wellhead, a BP official said
Since a blowout preventer cap was placed over BP's damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico last weekend, there have been repeated delays in the so-called "well integrity tests" to determine whether the cap can be effective in holding back the oil.
BP has succeeded in stopping its Gulf of Mexico leak for the first time since an accident on April 20 killed 11 men and triggered a giant oil spill, boosting the shares.
In a new study, scientists have found a cabbage relative capable of remembering and responding to information
Choosing the cutest baby animals is like trying to name the most beautiful paintings in the world or the most delicious desserts - there are just too many options! But, in the name of journalism, we undertook the arduous task. Here are our choices fo
Rate them: Cast your vote here Animals flout established rules when it comes to the game of love and sex. In fact, the animal kingdom is full of swingers.
Yes, this list is subjective, but it's based on research aimed at finding the creatures of the deep that conjure the most compelling combination of frightening personas, actual aggression and/or real pain or death to humans.
There seems to be no end to the odd creatures that scientists find by digging up fossils. Here we celebrate some of the coolest extinct fish, mammals, dinosaurs, birds and other beasts discovered in recent years by showcasing the artistic representat
Surprisingly intelligent and personable parrots manipulate their human friends! George Page narrates
A two year old Grizzly Bear named Tuffy negotiates the complexities of bear society near the MacNeil River of Alaska. Stephen Collins narrates this excerpt from the award-winning PBS Nature series.
Bat in wind tunnel reveals novel lift-generating mechanism different from birds.
BP is temporarily letting oil pour out of a second pipe on its untested cap as part of preparations for closing all the valves to see how well it can contain the gusher without blowing a new hole in the well.
By Thursday morning, the live video of the rig showed oil was still billowing from the top of the tap. A BP spokesman said the company had found a leak on the line attached to one of the valves, and that they were repairing it before moving forward.
BP allayed last-minute government fears of making the disaster worse and began testing the new, tighter-fitting cap that could finally choke off the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The government gave the go-ahead after carefully reviewing the risks.
I hope and pray I'm wrong ... but the well integrity test seems to be failing miserably. Pressure has held steady for a couple of minutes at 2,000 psi, instead of the hoped-for 8,000-9,000 psi.
Nuclear energy is looking like it will be a big part of a fossil-fuel-free future in the U.S. But the big question remains as big as ever: What's to be done with the waste it generates?
A pivotal moment in the Gulf oil crisis hit an unexpected snag Tuesday evening when officials announced they needed more time before they could begin choking off the geyser of crude at the bottom of the sea.
The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it's bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf -- and many so-called solutions are ma
BP robots attached a new, tighter-fitting cap on top of the gushing Gulf of Mexico oil leak Monday, raising hopes that the crude could be kept from polluting the water for the first time in nearly three months.
Last November there was a world-wide outcry when a trove of emails were released suggesting some of the world’s leading climate scientists engaged in professional misconduct, data manipulation and jiggering of both the scientific literature and clima
“I saw something when I was out there,” he said. “I took pictures of something and I brought it to the attention of the command structure and whatever I took pictures of, 12 hours later I was gone.”
Here's my updated article: DOOMSDAY: BP may have triggered a mass extinction event http://www.helium.com/items/1882339-doomsday-how-bp-gulf-disaster-may-have-triggered-a-world-killing-event BP has really got its 'hands' full. Yet the news blacRead Letter
NASA's latest mission doesn't have anything to do with spacecraft or satellites. The space agency is helping thousands of baby sea turtles make their successful pilgrimage to the ocean. Biologists are digging up some 700 turtle nests on northern Gulf
The National Academy of Sciences has published a blacklist of nearly 500 eminent scientists who the N.A.S. says shouldn't be believed on global warming, calling them "climate deniers".
Florida's Atlantic Coast: “I’m just picking up the pieces and I can’t believe how big they’re coming in, and it’s all over the beach,” a beachgoer said on Tuesday.