Massive plagues of rats swarm across India every fifty years

Twice a century, India is attacked by huge rat armies that devour crops in massive destructive waves and leave people without any food. Scientists long dismissed it as an urban myth...until they discovered that it really happens, and why. » 11/19/10 10:21am 11/19/10 10:21am

Dried Mushrooms Could Stop Global Warming, Say Scientists

The fungi destroyed by global warming might just be the key to preventing the planet from becoming a giant ball of greenhouse gasses. A group of researchers at UC Irvine in California have discovered that rising temperatures are killing mushrooms in the forests of Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia and other northern areas.… » 11/03/08 8:20am 11/03/08 8:20am

Electrified Coral Reef in Bali

That trellis you see in this picture is made of electrical cables, and it's covered in thriving coral. Apparently low-wattage energy emissions attract limestone, which is the basis for coral growth. Now countries like Bali (where this picture was taken on Wednesday) are setting up electrical grids to regrow their… » 12/06/07 7:30am 12/06/07 7:30am