Nature's Candids: The Best Wildlife Camera-Trap Photography Of 2014

BBC Wildlife has selected its favorite photographs of the year — but not the ones taken by actual photographers. Rather, these photos were taken by automated camera-traps — and they're surprisingly awesome. » 11/20/14 2:20pm Thursday 2:20pm

Why "Neglected Diseases" Are Becoming A Global Danger

Though over 1 billion people suffer from them, they're called "neglected diseases." That's because they attract little public attention and research money. But these diseases are about to explode across the globe, which is why many doctors say the neglect needs to stop now. » 11/20/14 11:12am Thursday 11:12am

Take A Tour Of London On The Back Of This Eagle

In commemoration of its efforts to protect endangered species, the International Union for Conservation of Nature set up a remarkable tour of London by strapping a GoPro camera to the back of an Eagle. The result is a very impressive birds-eye-view of the city's most iconic landmarks. » 11/20/14 6:40am Thursday 6:40am

Philae's Discovery Of Organic Molecules Is Actually Not A Big Deal

Prior to going into hibernation mode, the Philae lander hurriedly conducted a number of experiments and sent its findings back to Earth. Preliminary analysis shows that the icy and dust-covered comet contains organic molecules. It's a cool discovery, no doubt, but one that shouldn't be exaggerated in terms of its… » 11/19/14 9:40am Wednesday 9:40am

How The Search For Aliens Could Save Us From Environmental Collapse

It's hard to assess the sustainability of our civilization when climate scientists and ecologists have nothing to compare ourselves to. Which is why we need to learn from the success — and potential failures — of distant alien civilizations. » 11/18/14 9:00am Tuesday 9:00am