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  • China's reliance on seawalls to capture land for economic use could devastate the country's remaining coastal wetlands. | AAAS/ Slideshow by Carla Schaffer China is expected to ramp up construction of its coastal seawalls over the next several years. But the practice, which encloses large swaths of...
  • Lightning strikes like this one at Horseshoe Bend in Sweetwater County, Wyoming may become more common with rising world temperatures. | Tom Koerner/ USFWS As the world gets hotter, lightning strikes will increase by about 12% for every 1 degree Celsius rise in global average air temperature, a new...
  • A new timeline for insects shows that the creatures first evolved 479 million years ago — earlier than previously suspected — and that their appearance coincided with Earth's first land plants. The revised insect tree of life, also called a phylogeny, is helping scientists answer some of the...
  • In a dance video by Uma Nagendra, aerial dancers hang upside-down on trapezes and extend their green-clad legs skyward, like plant seedlings stretching toward the light. Below, other dancers in brown roll toward them and shoot their arms out in ominous, percussive movements. Next, a tornado hits,...
  • Eiman Azim is the 2014 grand prize winner in the annual international competition for The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology. Azim is being recognized for his exceptional research contributions into the neural circuits that control skilled movement. "When we catch a ball or throw a dart...
  • Genetics appears to play a significant role in determining disease outcome when it comes to Ebola, say researchers studying the disease in mice. Angela Rasmussen and Michael Katze from the University of Washington in Seattle, working with colleagues from across the United States, have discovered...
  • On 27 April 2011, 211 tornadoes (warnings shown in red) touched down in the southeastern U.S. These deadly and costly multiple-tornado days are becoming more frequent, a new study suggests. | National Weather Service Since 1954, there has been a decrease in the number of days per year in the U.S...
  • With the announcement of the 2014 Nobel Prizes, AAAS counts two more Nobel laureates among its members and Fellows. Several winners have also published key papers in Science , which has made these articles and related news coverage free to the public at its website. On Monday this week, AAAS Fellow...
  • Most of us don't think twice about the smooth skin of an apple, or the soft fur of a pet, but people who have lost limbs often miss these familiar sensations. Researchers now show that it's possible to activate sensory perception in prosthetic hands, in a report appearing in the journal S cience...