Lycopod Odyssey

Lycopod Odyssey

Meet earth’s ancient land pioneers: the lycopods. Jeff Banca from UC-Berkeley invites a tour of these enigmatic club mosses. More »

Carnivorous Sponges

Carnivorous Sponges

Starved sponges in the deep sea have a unique taste. A newly-discovered species off the coast of California prefers meatier meals. More »

The secret life of cats

The secret life of cats

Humans and cats have enjoyed each other’s company for millennia, but scientists have discovered some troubling secrets of free-roaming More »

New Zealand Bugs Do Mouse Work!

New Zealand Bugs Do Mouse Work!

Small rodents spread lots of seeds in nature, but they were absent from New Zealand. Do giant grasshoppers replace mice and rats? More »

Extinct No More: Wild Woodpecker

Extinct No More: Wild Woodpecker

The ivory-billed woodpecker is back — after 60 years. What does that say about extinctions, and about other rare forms of life? More »

Plant Diversity Under Threat

Plant Diversity Under Threat

New study finds large increase in number of threatened plants, calculates that 22 to 62 percent of plant species are threatened. More »