Miniature, mass-produced nuclear power plants, along with other alternative energy sources, can help the US address global warming, says Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Critics see that plan as raising the risk of proliferation of nuclear materials.
The discovery of shrimp (lyssianasid amphipod) under the Antarctic ice could mean life is sustainable on other planets.
Despite persistent myths, St. Patrick's Day recalls a man who didn't alone convert the Irish, didn't use a shamrock to teach the Trinity, and didn't chase out the snakes. It recalls a man who, simply, loved the Irish.
NASA scientists were surprised to find shrimp and jellyfish below the ice in Antarctica.
Glaciers now occupy the center stage in the debate over causes and impacts of climate change.
Two Greenpeace activists in Japan face up to 10 years in prison for tactics used in exposing black market sales of whale meat. Anti-whaling groups hope Monday's trial helps turn Japanese public opinion against the whale harvest.
This morning's Illinois earthquake registered a 3.8 on the Richter Scale. How does that stack up against past US tremors?
An Emperor penguin chick sits on its parents feet in Atka Bay, Antarctica. Wednesday marks National Penguin Awareness Day, a day devoted to celebrating penguins around the world.
A whaling protester throws a bottle of butyric acid at the Japanese harpoon whaling ship Yashin Maru No. 1 in the Antarctic Ocean in February. A helicopter from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society flies overhead. The Japanese whalers countered with a water cannon to blast the conservationists during the clash.