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Concern about technology — the printing press, the steam engine or the computer — supplanting humans is not new. But this time may be different.
Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.
Titles, fundamentally based on the sciences, as selected by the science editors from all adult nonfiction books reported to The New York Times for the month.
Denmark makes a claim to the UN, arguing the area around the North Pole is linked to the continental shelf of Greenland, its autonomous territory.
A male northern white rhinoceros named Angalifu has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five of the species in the entire world.
Somerset is home to England's largest bittern population, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds says.
Two cool summers in a row have now allowed the pack ice in the Arctic to increase and then hold on to a good deal of its volume.
Three prisoners who escaped from the US island prison Alcatraz in 1962 may have made it to land alive, a new study suggests.
The Gulf of Maine’s waters are warming — faster than almost any ocean waters on earth, scientists say — and fish are voting with their fins for cooler places to live.
An experimental fuel cell uses a process in which one stage emits carbon dioxide and another stage absorbs it.
How a historic divide was finally breached in Lima
UN member states reach agreement on how countries should tackle climate change, after differences cause talks to overrun by two days.
Tens of thousands of penguin couples gather in Antarctica for their nesting season.