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 diminutive new species, only six feet long, fills an important gap in the origin story of the famed T. rex.
By putting black-and-white coats on horses, a new study shows that the pattern discourages biting flies from landing.
Claims that insects will disappear within a century are absurd, but the reality isn’t reassuring either.
A new study shows that little teams are more likely to take their research in radically new directions.
In a new study, researchers uncovered female programmers who made important but unrecognized contributions to genetics.
An appetite-suppressing drug makes them act as if they’ve already feasted on blood.
A pair of two-foot-long spines, running down the neck of Bajadasaurus, might have presented a “disturbing fence” to lurking predators.
By placing wild mice in large outdoor enclosures, an ambitious team of scientists has illustrated the full process of natural selection in a single study.
By studying flies, researchers have identified a gene that induces sleepiness—and protects against infections.
The voracious sunflower starfish was once as common as a robin, but a new disease has almost wiped it out—with wide-ranging consequences.
Scientists have shown that Neanderthals’ spears weren’t half bad, in capable hands.
In frigid waters, their ability to keep their bodies warm gives them an edge over sharks and fish.
As more details come out about the CRISPR baby scandal, the scenario looks bleak.
Gorgeous and weird, lichens have pushed the boundaries of our understanding of nature—and our way of studying it.
A new study shows that gender-nonconforming kids who go on to transition already have a strong sense of their true identity—one that differs from their assigned gender.
Trump left a key position vacant for 19 months.
And they react to the buzzing of pollinators by sweetening their nectar.
By changing its posture on its web, the arachnid can tune vibration in its legs to different frequencies.
The Cuban cricket crisis is the latest in a long history of human-animal misunderstandings.
The embryo was caught moving from one uterus to another, likely in search of snacks.