The most unexpected beneficiary of the EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., in May 2011 was a fungus named Apophysomyces
"Hugging" creature from Brazil shakes up picture of snake evolution
The sea sapphire combines the brilliance of a morpho butterfly, the cuteness of copepod, and the cloaking skills of a Klingon Bird-of-Prey. But just how does it pull it off?
Science has identified four steps to losing weight that can improve the odds of success
Recent research has shown that trees clean the air, and our feelings
An evolutionary arms race 500 million years ago seems to have unexpectedly caused today's gelatinous comb jellies to armor up -- and they weren't alone.
During courtship, male black widow spiders snip and bundle up the female's web in their own silk, which discourages other suitors from stopping by. Christopher Intagliata reports
Archaeological sites along the southern coast are yielding fresh insights into an enduring mystery of human evolution
The remains of a preserved 50-million-year-old cell may provide clues to the evolution of earthworms and leeches
Nematode worms hitch rides inside the guts of slugs and other invertebrates, and emerge alive and well after exiting with the rest of the digestive track's products. Karen Hopkin reports...
Red algae have shockingly few genes for a multicellular organism - far fewer than a single-celled green alga - and this may explain why they never colonized land.
A nutritionist boils a mountain of conflicting diet advice down to a few simple principles
Male nightingales use singing virtuosity to signal prospective mates that they will be the most doting dads. Sabrina Imbler reports
Scientists find translucent fish in a wedge of water hidden under 740 meters of ice, 850 kilometers from sunlight
Of the course of nearly 1,200 scientific dives conducted on an expedition to the Philippines' Verde Island Passage, a team from the California Academy of Sciences discovered approximately 100 new species...
Mexican Jays compare peanuts to determine which one has the most meat inside before choosing one for a meal. Karen Hopkin reports
Scientific divers aren’t looking to simply fill their collecting bags—they’re seeking scientific value, data that furthers their understanding of a place or process.
The disease is linked to genetic changes on the evolutionary road from ape to human
A funny thing happened when two Danish college students injected tracking tags into starfish. The tracking tags kept mysteriously winding up on the bottom of the tank.
“Kennewick Man” sequencing points to Native American ancestry