Researchers are surprised to discover a group of giant tortoises on a Galapagos island are a completely separate species.
The former nuclear power plant, deemed too radioactive for human habitation, is now teeming with a healthy animal population, a long-term study finds.
New research estimates that there are currently more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, but CNET's Eric Mack ran the numbers and found a shocking number are going up in smoke.
The European Space Agency's new Earth-gazing satellite's first images from space make our planet look like a technicolor wonderland.
The top 10 new species discovered in 2013 include a see-through crustacean, upside-down Antarctic flowers and a tree nicknamed "Mother of Dragons".
We're trained to think microbes are bad. But researchers are gathering this week to discuss uses of massive ecosystems of the micro-organisms, many of which are beneficial.
The Queensland police will be using the CSIRO's Zebedee scanner to map crime scenes in 3D.
Since the fire first sparked less than two weeks ago, it has grown into one of the largest in California history. New technology by Esri lets onlookers see the flames' path of destruction in real time.
The Atom Z760 ditches its codename and flaunts its specs to the world, with Intel saying the likes of Fujitsu and Lenovo will be using it in their slate products.
A two-year study in Brazil determines that seed quality and land conditions are key to maximizing the benefits of jatropha-curcas, whose olives yield oil for alternative jet fuel.