Crustacean parasites are common on whales, but how they survive on smaller, speedier ocean animals is a mystery.
A century ago, a small but influential group of artists and researchers teamed up to discover and introduce strange new species to the public.
A conversation with two immunologists about the “little digressions” that shape their research and careers
A marine biologist might have a clue to who—or what—was responsible for one of America’s most infamous war mysteries.
An evolutionary biologist studies how flocks of birds, slime molds, networks of neurons, and other biological collectives jointly process information.
Kevin Esvelt argues that the tremendous power of CRISPR can only be contained if scientists are open about their research.
A road trip through the geological ruins of our planet's worst mass extinction.
Why it's so hard to talk about the worst problem in the world
Population declines tell a much scarier story.
When an animal’s body consists almost entirely of leg, its biology gets really weird.
A new study suggests they use fluorescence for photosynthesis.
The country provides 25 percent of helium used on Earth.
Thank the French. An Object Lesson.
It’s unclear whether Trump will pay any price for leaving the treaty at the G20 conference in Hamburg.
New research suggests hypervelocity stars are runaways from another galaxy.
The Trump administration wants to prospect the Atlantic for oil and gas using loud explosive blasts that will seriously harm whales, fish, and other marine life.
The EPA’s climate-focused methane rule will stay in force.
A new study hints at the possibility of a forensic test for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, and inches closer to the possibility of preventative screening.
The latest outbreak was swiftly contained by a fast, decisive response, acting as a model for containing infectious diseases in remote places.
The park will now allow Andrew Snelling, a young-Earth creationist geologist, to collect rocks for research.
The rules behind the naming rights for cosmic rocks