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 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.
A doomsday fungus known as Bd has condemned more species to extinction than any other pathogen.
One of the world’s worst agricultural pests corrupts the alarm signals of plants, disarming those that otherwise might prepare for an assault.
A scientist faced down the ultimate cold case: How did two groups of fish separately evolve genes for making antifreeze?
A plant virus distributes its genes into eight separate segments that can all reproduce, even if they infect different cells.
By placing feather-eating lice on white, black, and gray pigeons, researchers showed how the parasites change color to better blend in.
By fragmenting forests and killing off individuals, humans are stopping the flow of ideas among our closest relatives.
Nanotech particles expanded mice’s sense of sight. But would they work in humans?
In the Mariana Trench, the lowest point in any ocean, every tiny animal tested had plastic pollution hiding in its gut.
A clever new study shows that blue whales lean on their memory to guide their epic migrations.
A diminutive new species, only six feet long, fills an important gap in the origin story of the famed T. rex.