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‘Discovery ultimately could lead to better climate understanding and prediction’ Is Earth really a sort of giant living organism as the Gaia hypothesis predicts? A new discovery made at the University of Maryland may provide a key to answering this question.
It's the most urgent call for geoengineering yet: begin cooling the Arctic by 2013 or face runaway global warming. But the warning – from a voice on the scientific fringe – may be premature, according to experts contacted by New Scientist .
by Maria Popova What rainforest tribes in the jungle have to do with reindeer swimmers in the Arctic. What are the secrets of this amazing planet we call home, and what exactly is our place in it?
UPDATE: In 2008, PETA announced a $1 million prize for the first laboratory to use chicken cells to create in vitro (test tube) meat if the product were commercially viable by June 30, 2012.
Whenever a major earthquake is in the news, you'll probably hear about its Richter scale rating.