Aqua-Spark is the world's first investment fund for sustainable aquaculture. So far it has bet on an alternative fish feed that could take pressure off the oceans and a tilapia farm in Mozambique.
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board is warning that "the probability of global catastrophe is very high" unless quick action is taken.
Forensic scientists can find crime-solving evidence in the tiniest details, such as the insects that arrive at the scene to feed on the decomposing corpse.
The opposable thumb you use to hold a pencil was long thought to be a defining aspect of humans. But an analysis of finger bones suggests stone tool use by pre-humans — perhaps 3 million years ago.
Scientists have used a particle accelerator to read ancient scrolls without unrolling them. The breakthrough could potentially be used to decipher hundreds of texts.
The frilled shark's roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.
It may surprise you to learn that some processed foods made from GMOs — say, canola oil, for example — don't actually contain any genetically modified DNA or proteins.
Unexpectedly high levels of the carcinogen were found in an analysis of the vapor from e-cigarettes, researchers say.
By making E. coli dependent on an artificial amino acid, scientists hope to show that engineered organisms can be safer and more useful for industrial processes like drug production.
Our Planet Money team has a story about a man who realized at the time, that he was the only person in the world with his job. It was a job selling something, almost no one wanted.
Scientists are studying how hemp might be used in the electronic, medical and manufacturing industries. Because the plant's been illegal for decades, it's been difficult to do research on its uses.
As much as 50,000 gallons of oil has spilled into the Yellowstone River in Montana. Those who live in surrounding cities have been told not to drink tap water. In 2011, more than 60,000 gallons of oil spilled in the same river.
The third and final phase of the civil trial against BP opened on Tuesday. The last segment will determine the amount of fines BP will pay in the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Two scientists say the New England Patriots could have gained some advantage from deflating a ball in Sunday's game. But was it worth the risk?
Demand for foods certified as GMO-free is ballooning. Increasingly, it's conventional companies that want to earn the label. Here's how a company gets into the non-GMO game.
Scientists call them "fast radio bursts," or FRBs, mysterious pulses of radio waves coming from far, far away. Researchers in Australia say they've observed one in real time.
John Cruden returns to the department as litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill intensifies. He'll also defend Obama climate change rules and try to protect wildlife while in the post.
Ants don't show road rage. In fact, some research shows they rarely get into traffic jams, able to maintain a steady speed even as their numbers swell. Can physics explain it?
Moving the American Gut Project to a biotech hub like San Diego may speed the jump from basic research to real treatments. At least that's microbe tracker Rob Knight's plan.
Scientists say they are closer to knowing how, or rather, why, the zebra got its stripes. It's an answer that would impress even Rudyard Kipling.