Mapping evolution

Mapping evolution

Research in salty ponds shows how one species of pupfish becomes three — in a few cases. More important, it shows why this did not More »

Odder than odd!

Odder than odd!

Dig the dung beetle. Sample the belly button. Tilt your brain — and see what happens. Watch bees cook their enemies. Drive through the More »

Counting bugs in Panama

Counting bugs in Panama

Life is biology is species: But how many species live on Earth? About six million arthropods (insects, spiders and crustaceans), says a More »

Biofuel advance

Biofuel advance
Ethanol in gasoline now comes mainly from corn, a food crop. Cellulose, found in crop wastes, wood and switchgrass, could be a great More »

Pollinator crisis ahead

Pollinator crisis ahead
Pollinators are under threat from diseases and pesticides. They aren’t finding enough to eat. Their colonies are dying. What can we do? More »

Tales of the whales

Tales of the whales
Some people blame strandings on a noisy ocean. A new study shows that the endangered North Atlantic right whale is shouting to be More »

Fish phishing attack explained!

Fish phishing attack explained!
Cleaner fish remove parasites from other fish. Why do males punish females who eat the wrong food from their host? A clue to the More »

Raising (Whooping) Crane

Raising (Whooping) Crane

Refuge is site of effort to use ultralight aircraft to guide crane chicks toward Florida wintering grounds. Dangers remain, but it’s a More »

With a little help from a chimp?

With a little help from a chimp?

Are humans the only animals that will help another animal without any expectation of reward? Not according to a recent study! More »