Humboldt squid can rapidly change the pigmentation and luminescence patterns on their skin by contracting and relaxing their muscles, possibly to communicate.
Dating back 67 million years, this representative of the group of modern birds has been dubbed the Wonderchicken (which is not an April Fools’ Day joke).
A reduction in seismic noise because of changes in human activity is a boon for geoscientists
The bilateral organism crawled on the seafloor, taking in organic matter at one end and dumping the remains out the other some 555 million years ago.
Here are a few brief reports about science and technology from around the planet, including one about the discovery of an intact chicken egg dating to Roman Britain.
Michael Marshall, project director of the Good Thinking Society in the U.K., talks about flat earth belief and its relationship to conspiracy theories and other antiscience activities.
Changes in species abundance can throw food chains out of whack and put livelihoods at risk
The Southern Hemisphere jet stream is shifting, bringing more rain to some spots and less to others
Sitting atop a deep canyon, Denman Glacier could be a weak point in the Antarctic Ice Sheet
The likelihood of extreme events today is being underestimated, new research suggests
Ocean plastic gets covered with algae and other marine organisms, making it smell delicious to sea turtles—with potentially deadly results.
Herds of reindeer or other species could help pack down snows to protect permafrost
The growth layers in a 70-million-year-old clam shell indicate that a year back then had more than 370 days, with each day being only about 23.5 hours.
As oceans heat up, the ubiquitous noise of snapping shrimp should increase, posing issues for other species and human seagoing ventures.
In an example of how sea noise can harm species, exposed shore crabs changed camouflaging color sluggishly and were slower to flee from simulated predators.
Emmy and Peabody Award–winning science writer, producer and director Ann Druyan talks about Cosmos: Possible Worlds, the next installment of the Cosmos series.
As the region warms, ignorance about creatures ranging from plankton to whales leaves them vulnerable to human activities
Such an extreme fire season is at least 30 percent more likely because of global warming, a new analysis finds
Studies on very old vegetation in the Amazon basin show active management hundreds of years ago on species such as Brazil nut and cocoa trees.
The shift, which may be linked to climate change, can affect sea levels and the distribution of heat and nutrients