We often think of cures for cancer as chemicals developed in laboratories, but nature may be the source of new remedies. Tom Phillips explains how researchers aim to tap into the medical possibilities of the Amazon rainforest—and at the same time protect this threatened environment from human development.
What is the relationship between mosh pits and nature? The answers to that question might surprise you! Two graduate students (who just so happen to be heavy-metal fans) are studying mosh pits to learn about particulate patterns and animal flocking behavior.
Many times, it is not the natural world mimicking the manmade world, but rather the other way around. Read about how mantis shrimp are inspiring new photography technology.
Researchers are evaluating the effect that a dose of the wilderness can have on troubled young people.
Forests may be better at restoring themselves than we previously thought. Read about nature’s resilience.
Watch the video to learn more about the positive effects greenscapes have had in New York City.
In a world of antibacterial soaps and sterile environments, scientists have found that children exposed to diverse bacterial environments have better immune responses.
Read about how dogs, human’s best friends, influenced human evolution and vice versa.
In this article, Laura Wright Treadway, environmentalist and mom, talks about the importance of playing—and learning—outdoors.
While modern human environmental intervention often has a negative impact, forest gardens grown by Indigenous communities prove that humans can live in harmony with nature and improve ecosystems.
The balance between humans and nature is a precarious one, and for some time nature has been telling us we are doing something wrong. Read about how both human and environmental health is intertwined.
What is citizen science? How can you advance scientific research while exploring your backyard or city? Read on to learn the answer to these questions and more.
What would you do if faced with the opportunity to email a tree? Would you write fan mail and love letters? For many Melburnian citizens, the answer is yes!
As more and more people live in urban areas and have limited exposure to the outdoors, more people are becoming afraid of nature. Read this article to find out about the dangers of nature phobias on people and the planet.
Have you ever gone for a walk and felt your worries melt away? It turns out, you aren’t alone, and there is science that supports a positive correlation between nature and happiness.
Have humans ever truly lived in harmony with the natural world? According to recent research, the activities of early human ancestors may have caused animal extinctions, not unlike the way human actions threaten many species today.
What does cutting down trees have to do with global pandemics like the coronavirus? Click this link to find out.
Watch: What if we could harness the power generated by waves to restore eroding shorelines? Designer Skylar Tibbits and his team are testing the theory.
It may seem obvious that nature benefits humans, but you might be surprised to learn how much!
Not all medicines start out in labs; many life-saving medicines come from plants or animals, and more are being discovered all the time.