It expands by 10,000 times in a fraction of a second, it’s 100,000 times softer than Jell-O, and it fends off sharks and Priuses alike.
The bushfires were a disaster waiting to happen for animals already fighting for survival.
They perceive depth in a very different way than we do.
Unlike many other gaudy animal ornaments, the red-and-orange heads of coot chicks are honest indicators of weakness and vulnerability.
A phage that resists all forms of the antiviral defense known as CRISPR has an unusual means of survival.
For the first time, scientists recorded a cardiogram from the largest animal that has ever lived.
By migrating in huge herds, bison behave like a force of nature, engineering and intensifying waves of spring greenery that other grazers rely on.
The latest volley in a decades-long debate about apes’ theory of mind involved one scientist dressing up as King Kong and stealing from his colleague.
A contentious new paper traces the origins of modern humans to ancient wetlands in Africa, a claim other researchers have called far-fetched.
For 50 years, researchers have thought that moths evolved ears to detect the ultrasonic calls of attacking bats—but a new study shows that ears came first.
It has only now come to light, and could be destroyed if deep-sea mining is allowed to go ahead.
Microbes can produce so much alcohol that people become drunk—and sustain liver damage—without touching any booze.
Though the continent has 3 billion fewer birds than it did in 1970, those losses are hard to glean because it’s the commonest species that have been hit hardest.
The people of pre-colonial Puerto Rico did not disappear entirely—a new study shows that the island’s residents still carry bits of their DNA.
Scientists taught rats to play hide-and-seek in order to study natural animal behavior—but it was also fun, for both the researchers and the animals.
I’m shocked, shocked, I tell you.
To understand how bar-headed geese cross the Himalayas, the astronaut Jessica Meir had to raise some herself.
Certain species of coral release their eggs and sperm with perfect synchronization. But a new study suggests their incredible timing is starting to slip.
By analyzing blood samples 120 times faster than a traditional microscope, Octopi can lighten the load of overworked lab technicians.
To understand the virus’s history, a team worked to reconstruct its genome from a time before anyone knew the virus existed.
Even the squishy can make great bounds.