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.
Researchers studying the cat-poop parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, made a breakthrough that will spare a lot of felines from research.
A 210,000-year-old skull is the oldest Homo sapiens fossil found outside Africa.
What Snowball the parrot’s spontaneous moves teach us about ourselves
Since 2011, blooms of Sargassum have wreaked havoc on tropical shores. A new study explains why this is likely a new normal.
A new hypothesis suggests that their vaunted intelligence and short-lived, solitary nature are all linked to a fourth trait.
Six individuals—more than 1 percent of the population—were found dead just this month, the latest entries in a troubling pattern.
The biologist David Sischo has a tragic assignment: keeping vigil over a species’ sole survivor, then marking its extinction in real time.
A scientist hoped commercially raised butterflies would be identical to their wild counterparts, but found their navigation abilities varied.
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.