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.
Even the squishy can make great bounds.
A long-standing mystery about early cells has a solution—and it’s a rather magical one.
Emissions of mercury have declined, but levels in fish could still increase thanks to overfishing and a changing climate.
Five years ago, the doctor Kent Brantly was evacuated back to the U.S. after being infected with Ebola—against the wishes of the man who is now president.
The story of CTVT—a contagious cancer that spreads from dog to dog—gets weirder all the time.
When Kevin Langergraber heard a scream in the rain forest, he ran to see what was happening.
A new study suggests that evidence for microbes found on placentas was the result of lab contamination.
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.