The devil’s in the details when it comes to fearsome new ant species described recently in Central America.
Talk about a helicopter parent—a newfound species of wasp rides on the back of a bigger flying insect to help its offspring, a new study says.
Watch out, Mighty Mouse: Scientists have found a new species of shrew with superhero strength and the oddest backbone of the animal kingdom.
New fossils of an ancient reptile with a knobby head and armored body have been found in Niger, a new study says.
In the new movie World War Z, a zombie pandemic sweeps the world. But what would it take for such a virus to arise?
The newly identified hot-pink slug is just one of nature’s rosy critters—check out a pink hippo, grasshopper, and more.
Filmmaker Anna Possberg talks about braving the Arctic elements to document the northern lights.
At a fish-rearing facility near Michigan‘s Kalamazoo River, I’m peering inside a big, water-filled tub at lake sturgeon eggs no bigger than BB pellets. Someday these will grow into the biggest fish in North America, but for now, they’re the precious cargo of a state program to bring these freshwater giants back to their native…
A new program is asking craft breweries to support the Clean Water Act by reducing their water use and recycling wastewater.
This battery-powered rover has all the toughness of an abominable snowman, surveying undetected hazards at scientific-research sites in Greenland and Antarctica.
On our radar today: 1) A fish is discovered with clear blood, 2) A nuclear rocket could take us to Mars, 3) A shipwreck is found with gold treasure, and…
In 1993, as a dinosaur-obsessed 13-year-old, I saw Jurassic Park in surround sound—the first movie released with the technology. For months I’d anticipated the film: reading fan magazines, making clay dinosaurs, and of course rereading Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel. This week, nearly 20 years later, I saw the film in IMAX with a new twist…
A type of burrowing worm that lived 508 million years ago has solved an evolutionary puzzle, a new study says.
Bat experts weigh in on first ever footage of vampire bats feeding on baby penguins.
Shockwaves from a meteor caused damage to buildings in central Russia, hurting at least a thousand people on Friday, according to news reports. More than 200 children were among those injured in the Chelyabinsk region, Russia’s Interior Ministry told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency. “Verified information indicates that this was one meteorite which burned…