Models suggest faults are linked through California's Imperial Valley

New mechanical modeling of a network of active strike-slip faults in California’s Imperial Valley suggests the…

Climate change benefits for giant petrels

Giant petrels will be “temporary” winners from the effects of climate change in the Antarctic region—but…

Tesla CEO lifts shareholder spirits, takes aim at media

Tesla CEO Elon Musk assured shareholders the electric car maker has recovered from a disappointing start…

Do you consume a credit card's worth of plastic every week?

People worldwide could be ingesting five grammes of microscopic plastic particles every week, equivalent in weight…

North Korea taking 'emergency' measures to contain swine fever

North Korea is taking emergency measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine…

Facebook launching app that pays users for data on app usage

Facebook on Tuesday launched an app that will pay users to share information with the social…

Water tankers prove a lifeline for India's parched villages

As Gajanand Dukre parks the water tanker in a drought-stricken Indian village, dozens of locals—mostly women…

Why Noah's ark won't work

A Noah’s Ark strategy will fail. In the roughest sense, that’s the conclusion of a first-of-its-kind…

Love songs from paradise take a nosedive

The Galápagos Islands finches named after Charles Darwin are starting to sing a different tune because…

Dolphins form friendships through shared interests just like us, study finds

When it comes to making friends, it appears dolphins are just like us and form close…