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.
A very strange hybrid whale was the offspring of a narwhal mother and a beluga father.
This latest mass-mortality event is another sign of the Arctic’s rapidly changing climate.
By living fast and getting eaten in extreme numbers, these overlooked critters fuel the food webs that allow vast communities to flourish in coral reefs.
Spoiler: Migration is hard.
They’ll fight off other males who try to interfere.
Decades of early research on the genetics of depression were built on nonexistent foundations. How did that happen?
The spider Hyptiotes reinvented the concept of the web, building an extraordinary, spring-loaded trap.
One of the viruses used to treat her infections came from the side of a rotting South African eggplant.
Ambopteryx had a long wristbone that likely supported leathery membranes, allowing it to glide between trees.
What happens when an algorithm can ask neurons what they want to see?
A new study shows that the nutrient profile of the bear’s all-bamboo diet is much closer to that of a typical meat eater.
The remarkable, fossilized jawbone has no chin, and the teeth within it are exceptionally large.
These strange, barren halos are thought to be the work of fearful fish—but the reality is far more complicated.
The much-hyped Cambrian explosion may have been just one burst in a marathon evolutionary fireworks display.
Better to run than to have your liver squeezed out.
In an extreme version of the clotting process, the bugs suicidally erupt to save their nest.
Critics say that a planned event at the American Museum of Natural History honoring Jair Bolsonaro is antithetical to the institute’s mission and values.
A shocking sequence shows the huge mammals scaling steep cliffs, then falling to their death.
In a groundbreaking move, the beautiful but uncomfortable documentary forces viewers to acknowledge their own complicity in the decline of nature.