What do earthquakes, wealthy Italian families and your circulatory system have in common? Scientists use fractals, self-similarity and power laws to translate from local to global scales.
Why does the impact of rain in a puddle look different from when it falls elsewhere, like in a lake or the ocean? A 'puddle equation' dives deep into the secret math of ripples.
The current system drives social injustice and environmental destruction, a new approach to address both is called for.
Summer camps – long the stuff of American lore – can teach kids important life lessons as they have some fun along the way. Two experts on summer camp offer insight into what those lessons are.
Many people associate Henry David Thoreau with solitude in the outdoors. But Thoreau understood in the mid-1800s that there was no such thing as nature separate from humans.
Approximately 50% of the UK's poorest people live over 15 miles from a national park and most people require transport to get to them.
Our fear of spiders is driven by a lack of information, but these fascinating creatures are often more harmless than harmful.
When species are threatened, we lose more than just biodiversity.
When I was little, geologists worked out Earth's surface was made of pieces, like a giant puzzle. Those pieces, called “tectonic plates”, move and bump into each other and mountains form.
Valuing nature is hardly natural.
Moves to connect people with nature for both the conservation and health benefits point to the need for people to experience nature as they find it in the city, rather than only out in natural areas.
If animals are dying from a human-induced threat, then surely we have a responsibility to help them.
It can actually be very tricky to define a species, but in the 1900s, scientists found a pretty good way.
The Pilgrims repeatedly thanked God for their good fortune. But without two earlier developments, the entire undertaking at New Plymouth would have likely failed.
Women and adolescent girls say that being outdoors in nature offers opportunities to gain confidence in physical activity.
A new report by the WWF finds 60% losses in vertebrate populations since 1970.
Many Americans view the Amish as living simply and in touch with the land, but their views about the environment are complicated and not always 'green.'
Being outside helps kids learn. Here are some ways to get them to spend more time in nature.
Seems humans aren't the only ones moving into cities in ever greater numbers.
From wealth, to the natural world, to genes and intelligence, a podcast exploring the theme of inheritance.