A new climate change exhibit opens at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City before embarking on a worldwide tour. Nothing gets left out in the cold with this comprehensive, and engaging, look at the world's biggest problem.
In 1731 a Dutch commission described the shipworms that literally ate the dikes of Holland as a “horrible plague.” Almost two-hundred years later shipworms chewed their way through the piers and wharves of San Francisco. But these despised, wood-eating, wormlike mollusks are now being touted in the search for more practical biofuels.
The bright, white object ranchers discovered in a field in southeastern Colorado last July fell from the sky and may be the only one of its kind.
It is neither a meteorite nor an extraterrestrial, although it has attracted attention on par with these unearthly items, but a bird, one partially albino golden eagle. By the time the raptor reached Diana Miller, who directs the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo, in Pueblo, Colo., it was near death.