News & Opinion
Top 10 Innovations
Cell & Molecular Biology
Disease & Medicine
Ecology & Environment
Genetics & Genomics
Pharma & Biotech
Image of the Day
Long-Term Study Reveals Flip in Plant Responses to Carbon Dioxide
Catherine Offord | Apr 20, 2018
The 20-year project calls into question the conventional wisdom about the role plants will play in mitigating future climate change.
Image of the Day: Coral on Acid
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 16, 2018
Researchers exposed a coral reef to carbonated water to study the effects of ocean acidification.
Rising Temperatures and the Elimination of Male Turtles
Ruth Williams | Jan 10, 2018
The near-complete feminization of northern Great Barrier Reef sea turtles has been blamed on climate change.
Neslihan Taş Studies Permafrost Microbes as They’re Roused by a Warming Climate
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2017
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher’s work will help predict how the Arctic is responding to climate change—and the global effects of those changes.
Cataloging Fungal Life in Antarctic Seas
Ignacio Amigo | Dec 1, 2017
Brazilian researchers report a relatively large diversity of fungi in marine ecosystems surrounding Antarctica, but warn that climate change could bring unpleasant surprises.
Corals’ pH Sensor Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 1, 2017
Soluble adenylyl cyclase measures and responds to pH changes in coral cells, but whether it can help the animals withstand ocean acidification is not yet known.
Trump Nominates Sam Clovis to Lead USDA Research
Kerry Grens | Jul 20, 2017
The choice of an economics professor and climate change denialist is slammed by science advocates.
Study: Bumblebee Species Declining Worldwide
Aggie Mika | Jul 20, 2017
The first global evaluation of populations demonstrates that certain species are diminishing considerably.
Warming to Blame for Coral Bleaching in Hawaii
Kerry Grens | May 30, 2017
Nearly half of the corals in a nature preserve off Oahu bleached in recent years, according to a study.
Antarctica Is Turning Green
Aggie Mika | May 22, 2017
As the climate warms, moss growth dramatically spreads on the continent’s peninsula.