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.
Through underground connections with its neighbors, it somehow stays alive. What does that say about the concept of a tree, or the future of forests?
Ten years ago, a neuroscientist said that within a decade he could simulate a human brain. Spoiler: It didn’t happen.
The ongoing outbreak is the second worst in history and has proved to be unusually difficult to contain.
Hearing people talk can terrify even top predators such as mountain lions, with consequences that ripple through entire ecosystems.
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.