Globe skimmer dragonflies migrate more than 15,000 kilometers, breeding with the locals as they travel and creating an interrelated global population. A dragonfly from Japan may have more in common with Guyanese dragonflies, genetically speaking, than its own Japanese cousins.
Human-caused ocean noises cause clams to clam up and lobsters to scurry for cover, which could wreak havoc with nutrient cycling.
Using a magnetic field, researchers could trick migratory birds to turn in the wrong direction before takeoff.
After Alaska’s 1964 earthquake stranded salt water stickleback fish in freshwater ponds, it took just 50 years for them to evolve into happy pond dwellers.
The same technological advances that shrank telephones miniaturized heart monitors, with far-reaching implications for heart health.
The universe is a noisy place, but we didn’t always have the right ears to hear the sounds—until now.
One way to take the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, out of the air is to concentrate and store it underground. Scientific American explains how one company plans to do it.
Shoe-related dangers lurk underfoot. The rate of high heel–related injuries doubled over a 10-year period, and most of those injuries happened in a place you might not expect.
Researchers were surprised to find that cyclists rode faster while taking on easy mental tasks.—Karen Hopkin, Eliene Augenbraun
Voice-activated intelligent agents use pattern recognition to understand your words - but they do not always understand what you mean.
The central bearded dragon can rapidly shift its body color to soak up extra sun or cool off, while using its neck color to communicate with other lizards.
Engineering students in the mechatronics class at The Cooper Union in Manhattan have a unique final exam—they build sumo robots that fight one another for supremacy.
The elephant in the room—actually, Times Square: a ton of poached ivory that was mashed in some sort of souped-up wood chipper.
A junkyard full of old airplanes turns out to be an artist’s playground. Several companies exist to turn historic old aircraft parts into seating, tables, picture frames, book shelves and any other piece of furniture you might imagine.
Why would a biochemist make three-dimensional prints of budding yeast cells?
A hammock turns out to be the perfect place to contemplate spacetime, especially if you happen to have some coconuts
A video tracked the snap of a model Apatosaurus tail at more than 1,285 kph.
Certain species of lizards know what color they are and act accordingly.
The animation was developed from a series of images taken by the New Horizons spacecraft in July 2015.
This toy is radioactively cute—and able to explain how a neutral-faced neutron turns into a proton with a positive expression.