Can you survive on only the moisture in fog? This moss can
The water flea Daphnia grows its own helmets, spikes and crests in response to chemical cues that predators are near
Jurassic butterflies disappeared a full 45 million years before the first caterpillar decided to grow up and become a beautiful butterfly—again
If you can make it on Earth, can you make it on "Mars"?
Natural history is vanishing from the academic ecosystem, and it may be harming our ability to make big theoretical advances
A few sharks fluoresce like ravers at a club. But why?
Off limits to humans, the cracks and crevices of the epikarst hide a vast and diverse world of animals
The beautiful, bizarre animal was discovered this week during NOAA's exploration of the area around the Mariana Trench
Four new species of a rarely seen, bizarre sea creature have been discovered in eastern Pacific Ocean, and their genetic evidence confirms a pivotal evolutionary placement
Love natural history and good at deciphering handwriting? Then the citizen science project "Notes From Nature" has got a job for you.
... but so long ago wood had not evolved yet.
One of the cutest organisms on Earth is also one of the toughest, as three water bears' intrepid 30-year voyage through deep-freeze has proved once more
Did viruses help spur the evolution of complex life?
How scientists fabricated the beams is almost as extraordinary as their toughness.
On its very first dive of the season, NOAA's Okeanos Explorer encountered something unexpected while collecting rocks.
Millions of tons of mushroom spores may seed rain over forests
A sinister string of beads made by the organisms that cause sleeping sickness helps the parasite both elude our defenses and make us sick
A new Sesame Street star in the making?
Although scientists have intensively studied household pests, almost nothing has been done to survey everyone else—and everyone else turns out to be the silent majority
Enigmatic tongue worm found fossilized together with a 425-million-year-old host for the first time