Conservation groups can no longer afford to try to protect all animals and plants, forcing heartbreaking choices
Humans are not alone in aiding others
Plants do not just laze about, soaking up rays. They shift around, hunt, eat, attack--and defend themselves
The world's oldest effort to regrow a rainforest suggests what the future may hold for other deforested regions
A new book reveals the many facets of the trailblazing paleoartist and his work
The older I get and the more ‘seasoned’ I become in this science outreach arena, I come to believe more and more that role models matter.
Ecuadorian scientists have revived a new species of yeast from pre-Incan tomb, illuminating prehistoric life
Is monogamy a myth even in the animal kingdom? Not necessarily. A look at animals that are said to pair off for life
An index called the longevity quotient indicates whether a species has an average life span or is unusually long-lived or short-lived for an animal of its size. A score of 1 is average; higher numbers reflect unusual longevity...
A comparison of the U.S. list of endangered species with the world standard finds many species are left unprotected
What other species' padres should we be saluting this Father's Day?
Animals employ many kinds of disguises for self-protection, including chemical and acoustic mimicry of other species
The Census of Marine Life's decadelong quest to take stock of sea life comes to a close with a slew of new species, population estimates and plenty of big unknowns
All (Submerged) Creatures Big and Small: A Census Catalogues the World's Marine Species [Slide Show]
Scientists are creating a massive global database of marine creatures, revealing tremendous biodiversity ranging from the ocean's shallows to its cold, dark depths
Employing everything from love potion to meat-eating ants, scientists try to stem the influx of new invasive species with some "creative" ideas
They say dogs look like their owners. Now scientists are uncovering the genes that give dogs--and humans--their traits
Same Species, Polar Opposites: The Mystery of Identical Creatures Found in both Arctic and Antarctic Waters [Slide Show]
How exactly did identical marine species come to inhabit both the north and south polar regions?
Biologists and conservationists aim to restore habitat while brokering a peace between people and predators
A marine census details more than 5,000 species that live more than 1,000 meters below the surface
Zombie Creatures: What Happens When Animals Are Possessed by a Parasitic Puppet Master? [Slide Show]
From fungi to flies, some parasitic species have figured out how to control their host's behavior to get what they need. See what happens when bugs go really bad