A leading British naturalist accuses Malta of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters.
Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the wonder material graphene using a kitchen blender.
A changing climate is increasing the accessibility of U.S. Arctic waters to commercial activities such as shipping, oil and gas development, and tourism, raising concern about the risk of oil spills. The Arctic poses several challenges to oil spill response, including extreme weather and environm...
The CEC releases its conservation assessment for priority conservation areas in a region straddling the United States-Mexico border that includes 11 different protected areas in the states of Texas, Coahuila, and Chihuahua. This region features highly diverse arid and semi-arid habitats inhabited...
The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.
A visualisation showing where sizeable asteroids have hit the Earth in recent years has been released by the B612 Foundation.
Two studies are shedding new light on the most common type of 'friend' to be unfriended on Facebook and their emotional responses to it. The studies show that the most likely person to be unfriended is a high school acquaintance. Both studies were based on a survey of 1,077 people conducted on Tw...
Two independent studies use two very different approaches to reach the same conclusion: some online retailers really do have an advantage over traditional brick-and-mortar stores. The studies find evidence from investors, analysts and consumers themselves that suggest online stores have a competi...
The boom and bust of men's beard fashions may mirror Darwinian selection, scientists say.
For the first time in its history, the Environment Agency assesses the state of all flood defences in England following 'unprecedented' winter storms.
Smoking prevalence varies by socioeconomic status -- particularly in terms of educational attainment -- putting economically-disadvantaged women at greater risk for smoking during pregnancy and related negative outcomes, including miscarriage, preterm birth, SIDS, and other later adverse effects....
In a study of crimes committed by people with serious mental disorders, only 7.5 percent were directly related to symptoms of mental illness, according to new research. Researchers analyzed 429 crimes committed by 143 offenders with three major types of mental illness and found that 3 percent of ...
The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project.
Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.
By 2015, all baby boomers will be 50 or older. In an editorial, one expert writes that, unlike members of previous generations, many of these individuals have been using alcohol (and other drugs) for their entire adult lives. There are consequences. “Alcohol is a dirty drug, and it causes all k...