Edible caterpillars become rare in drought-hit Botswana

Packed with protein and calcium, mopane worms are a delicacy in Botswana, where they are stirred…

Air France-KLM chief warns carbon taxes could backfire

Air France-KLM chief executive Ben Smith said Friday that imposing carbon taxes on ticket prices could…

NASA water vapor imagery shows Tino's heavy rain potential over Fiji

When NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean it gathered water vapor data that…

Walking with atoms—chemical bond making and breaking recorded in action

Ever since it was proposed that atoms are building blocks of the world, scientists have been…

Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light

A variety of medical devices can be inserted into the gastrointestinal tract to treat, diagnose, or…

Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity

Specially designed vacuum suction units allow humans to climb walls. Scientists have developed a suction unit…

Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes

Toward the end of 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the Sun’s…

Chemists allow boron atoms to migrate

Organic molecules with atoms of the semi-metal boron are among the most important building blocks for…

Not all of nature's layered structures are tough as animal shells and antlers, study finds

Nacre—the iridescent part of mollusk shells—is a poster child for biologically inspired design. Despite being made…

A new method for dating ancient earthquakes

Constraining the history of earthquakes produced by bedrock fracturing is important for predicting seismic activity and…