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20,000 Bees Build a Beehive in a Cello

It is quite commonplace to come across beehives in gardens and forests. However, it's quite unusual to find a beehive in a cello. In...

Environmental Impact of Hydrofracking vs Conventional Drilling May Be Minimal

Crude oil production and natural gas withdrawals in the United States have lessened the country's dependence on foreign oil and provided financial relief to...

Rare Orchid Thought to Be Extinct Discovered on London Rooftop

A colony of the rare orchid species known as small-flowered tongue orchids was found atop a bank roof in London. It is a wonderful...

Scientists Track Sudden Disappearance of Antarctic Ice Shelf Lake

The sudden demise of a large, deep, ice-covered Antarctic ice shelf lake has been discovered by a global team of scientists, including several from...

Research Finds ‘Fool’s Gold’ Not so Foolish After All

Curtin University research has found tiny amounts of gold can be trapped inside pyrite, commonly known as "fool’s gold," which would make it much...

Some of the Best Biophilia Designs to Reconnect With Nature

Biophilia is defined as the innate human instinct to connect with nature and other living beings. The term is derived from the Greek words...

Atmospheric Metal Layers Appear With Surprising Regularity

Twice a day, at dusk and just before dawn, atmospheric metal layers of sodium and other metals begin sinking down through the atmosphere about...

Dead Zones Formed Repeatedly in North Pacific During Warm Climates, Study Finds

An analysis of sediment cores from the Bering Sea has revealed a recurring relationship between warmer climates and abrupt episodes of low-oxygen “dead zones”...

Ozone Layer Destroyed by Ancient Volcanic Eruption

A catastrophic drop in atmospheric ozone layer levels around the tropics is likely to have contributed to a bottleneck in the human population around...

Researchers Find Greenland Glacial Meltwaters Rich in Mercury

New research shows that concentrations of the toxic element mercury in rivers and fjords connected to the Greenland Ice Sheet are comparable to rivers...

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