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.
Scientists use a genetic technique to illuminate neurons in up to 90 different colors.For more on this, check out “The Brainbow Connection,” a photo essay by Diana Kwon and Liz Tormes in the latest issue of Scientific American MIND ...
A new atlas of light pollution shows that most people never see a truly dark sky at night. You can read more about it here.
Scientific American reconstructed this rotation of Earth from images taken by the high-resolution EPIC camera onboard the satellite DISCOVR. The satellite is between Earth and the sun...
Death Valley, straddling California and Nevada, blooms a little every spring. But when conditions are right, including well-spaced rainfall and low winds, the desert becomes carpeted with wildflowers...
Spoiler alert: Sometimes "the great is the enemy of the good."
About a quarter of China's carbon emissions are due to the manufacture and transport of goods destined for elsewhere.
Using a magnetic field, researchers could trick migratory birds to turn in the wrong direction before takeoff.
Certain species of lizards know what color they are and act accordingly.
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 remains of human space exploration are strewn across the solar system, from dozens of dead spacecraft abandoned on the moon to the comet lander Philae, declared out of contact last week...
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.
The 34-story tall Saturn 5 was the first vehicle humans ever used to land on the moon. Tyson's model was sent to him from Huntsville, Ala.
Ian Agol is a University of California mathematician who was awarded the 2016 Breakthrough Prize for his work on 3-D topology. He shares a special joke about how topologists view breakfast...
Loudness and stamina are ways a woodpecker trumpets his dominant place in the pecking order.
International Space Station astronaut Jeff Williams discusses his space-eye view with Nickelodeon TV stars
Life first began on Earth in a carbon dioxide–rich atmosphere. Plants evolved that can still be found today. But when oxygen started building up, that emergent life got into trouble...
Solar storms that may cause blackouts arrive with only about a 60-minute warning, but a new tracking model could add hours to the amount of time available to prepare.
Neurons in the brain fire in sync to music. Musical training may enhance this ability, and perhaps some other skills.