Accelerating climate change is likely to result in growing forest carbon emissions, with serious consequences both for the creatures that find shelter there and the global atmosphere.
Invisible flickering from living vegetation detected by satellite could help scientists better assess how the exploitation of fossil fuels affects the climate.
Physicist Alan Lightman ponders this and other questions in his new book, "Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine."
A rise of 2 degrees Celsius could change the pattern of seafloor diversity in unpredictable ways, experiment suggests.
A study of more than 600 vertebrate species shows those that have faced extreme environmental pressures in the past are now best equipped to survive climate change.
Everything we do changes our brains. But do the skills we learn in “brain training” games amount to a general boost in our cognitive abilities?
The health professions make a grave mistake when they treat mental illnesses as “discrete brain conditions that are largely genetically determined and barely influenced by the slings and arrows of misfortune,” writes clinical psychologist and researcher Richard Bentall.
Researchers in China have engineered monkeys to develop symptoms associated with autism in the hope that scientists can find a treatment for the condition in humans.
In addition to being a campaigner on the issue of climate change, Bill Nye the Science Guy also has a message about abortion for the 2016 Republican presidential candidates.
New scientific reports highlight yet again the threats that climate change and rising temperatures are posing for many species.