The island nation declared a ban on fishing for both species of manta rays that inhabit the country’s exclusive economic zone.
Staff at a Dallas aquarium wanted to see if they could supplement the diets of their jellies with protein—so they decided to give the animals peanut butter.
The controversial program—meant to protect people on Western Australia beaches from shark attacks—claims its first shark fatality.
The family of Dawn Brancheau, the trainer killed by Tilikum the killer whale, speaks out for the first time about the documentary Blackfish.
This is the first time researchers have observed fish leaping into the air to prey on birds on the wing.
This nearly hundred-foot-long sea creature is all dressed up for the holidays. Just don’t try to pet it. Its body contains thousands of poisoned-filled stinging cells just waiting for a victim to brush past.
Camera traps have captured images of a saola, an antelope-like mammal often referred to as the “Asian unicorn,” in the forests of Vietnam. This incredibly rare species was last seen in the wild 14 years ago, and has only been known to science since 1992.
The ability of female market squid to turn on and off the color white helps them escape the amorous, and aggressive, attentions of male squid.
The Dallas Zoo has paired two cheetah cubs with a black Labrador retriever puppy to help the cats acclimate to their new role at the zoo.
Researchers have discovered at least eight new species of deep-sea shark in the southern Indian Ocean.
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle reflects on her scientific career and on gender obstacles she faced along the way.
Today’s Google Doodle honors Leonhard Euler—an 18th-century numbers whiz who’s credited with being the most prolific mathematician in history.
Read the letter that sold at auction for just over $6 million. Francis Crick, one of three researchers awarded a Nobel Prize in 1962 for discovering the structure of DNA, wrote a letter in 1953 describing the finding to his 12-year-old son, who was away at boarding school.
On our radar today: 1) Scientists try to copy leaves that impale bedbugs; 2) Oregon set to name its official microbe; 3) Broad-faced men are better at baseball…
On Thursday nights, 10 million people are thinking about physics. That’s the weekly viewership for The Big Bang Theory, the CBS sitcom about a theoretical physicist, an experimental physicist, an engineer, and an astronomer. They hang out together, search for love, fight off rival scientists for grants, and squabble over who gets to visit the…