Can a dog learn words?

Can a dog learn words?
German dog knows 260 words, learns through fast mapping much like children. Read the story from dog’s point of view! More »

Ancient wax: It came from bees!

Ancient wax: It came from bees!
Beeswax from honeycombs is found in 50 ancient cooking pots throughout Europe. That means honey. Good news for the sweet tooth! More »

Drought + food = instability?

Drought + food = instability?
As California parches, we look at drought in the "Arab Spring" and China's Great Leap Forward. How are drought and famine related? More »

Winter woes? No problem! say plants

Winter woes? No problem! say plants
Plants have evolved numerous ways to endure cold, wind and ice formation. How do they do it? How is climate change affecting plants and More »

Cholera strikes Haiti, spreads

Cholera strikes Haiti, spreads
As Haiti copes with thousands of deaths, scientists try to understand how weather affects cholera, and how to battle a feces-borne More »

Stopping the slaughter of the bats

Stopping the slaughter of the bats
In 7 years, white-nose syndrome has spread to 24 states and 5 provinces. Why is the fungus so deadly? Why don’t bats die in Europe? And More »