Organized opposition to the teaching of evolution in public schools in the United States began in the 1920s, leading to the famous Scopes Monkey trial. It continues today, but has evolved significantly from the outright bans.
For many of us, the bodies of moving snakes look like little more than wiggly strands of spaghetti.
The genome of California's legendary sugar pine, which naturalist John Muir declared to be "king of the conifers" more than a century ago, has been sequenced by a research team led by UC Davis scientists.
In 2015, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 102 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth's complex web of life and strengthening our ability to make informed ...
Mountain pine beetle populations have exploded over the past decade due to warmer temperatures and drier summers, and these insects have infected and killed thousands of acres of western pine forests. Researchers have predicted ...
Serianthes nelsonii, a large, handsome tree found only in the Mariana Islands was federally listed as endangered on Feb. 18, 1987. Since that time there has been relatively little research published on this rare tree.
That drone under the Christmas tree? If you are a US resident, you will need to register it by February 19 or face a possible fine.
In the face of adverse conditions, people might feel tempted by two radically different options—hunker down and wait for conditions to improve, or press on and hope for the best. It would seem that trees employ similar ...
Lush and lofty, the big trees in a 520-acre forest gracing the vista of Mount Rainier are now doing double duty, in the first-ever carbon-capture program of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.
The wood in the monumental "great houses" built in Chaco Canyon by ancient Puebloans came from two different mountain ranges, according to new research from the University of Arizona Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research.