A palmsize mobile robot controlled by the disembodied brain of a sea lamprey may one day lead to better artificial limbs for amputees. A team of neurobiologists headed by Dr. Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi at

Pig excrement is bad for the environment-and it smells horrendous too. Researchers at the University of Missouri at Columbia believe they have hit upon a solution to both of these problems:Feed pigs

A new US Defence Dept. report titled More Capable Warfighting Through Reduced Fuel Burden finds that gas guzzling vehicles, aircraft, and ships are wasting billions of dollars while decreasing

For decades, the U.S. has been the world leader in biotechnology. But on Aug. 9, President Bush limited federal funding for stem cell research to cell lines already in existence. And on Aug. 27, a

The U.S. Forest Service has declared that a "higher priority should be given to the physical and biological resources than to human uses of the forest". This has resulted in battle between the wise

Been there, doing that : Higher fuel prices, but in many industries, saving is business as usual.In 1970, it took 24 units of energy to make $1 worth of industrial goods in US. Now it takes only 16

A Brazilian company,Gethal Amazonas on Oct. 19 became the first tropical plywood maker in the world to be fully certified by a nonprofit organization called the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

The energy policies advocated by Gore would be disastrous. Since Gore is reputed to be an environmental expert, it's curious this area has received little attention in the campaign. However, we can

Can biotech learn its lesson? : It's been a chaotic month for the biotech industry. The trouble began in late September when genetically engineered animal corn-potentially harmful to humans-was found

With up to 2,500 visitors a day, Machu Picchu (Peru) and its surronding preserve are suffering damage. The nature preserve is under strain too, with its 372 bird species, dozens of rare orchids and