Tamu Massif and dozens of other seafloor volcanoes formed like sheet cakes, not layer cakes
These are startling times, but there’s a way out
Bees infected with a virus cut back on interactions within their hive but find it easier to get past sentries at neighboring hives.
Guest host W. Wayt Gibbs talks with Jason Wright, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, about what’s known as the Fermi paradox: In a universe of trillions of planets, where is everybody?...
Oxpeckers riding on rhinoceroses feast on ticks, and their calls warn the nearsighted herbivores about approaching humans.
New discoveries have raised the possibility of exploring dino genetics, but controversy surrounds the results
Painted images of intriguing human-animal hybrids are signs of modern thought
Artifacts show people used the route for 1,000 years—then abandoned it, possibly amid a plague
The bones of humans and their domesticated animals will overwhelm biodiversity in the fossil record
Although the tusk can be a weapon, the variation in tusk length among animals of similar body size points to it being primarily a mating status signal.
Our extinct cousins had fiber technology. Stop calling them dumb already
Our choppers are crowded, crooked and riddled with cavities. It hasn’t always been this way
Is life’s persistence on Earth really the norm?
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).
To make it in urban areas, birds tend to be either large-brained and able to produce few offspring or small-brained and extremely fertile. In natural habitats, most birds brains are of average size...
Some citizen science projects can be done during quarantine
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.
New research examines how the animals begin close, blood-sharing partnerships
In this 2012 interview, David Quammen talks about his book Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, which is highly relevant to the emergence of the coronavirus that has changed our lives...
Archaeologists have dated figurative rock art from Sulawesi to at least 43,900 years ago