6 things to know about Earth's 6th mass extinction
September 15, 2016, 1:11 p.m. by Russell McLendon
At least five similar die-offs have happened before, but this is the first in human history — and the first with human help.
Clever animation reveals hidden cost of deforestation in less than 1 minute
August 19, 2016, 2:05 p.m. by Russell McLendon
'Biotop' offers a reminder that forests aren't just trees.
The unexpectedly weird and beautiful world of lichens
July 22, 2016, 11:20 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Lichens are not what you think they are. Not plant, not fungus — they are one of a kind.
Orchids 101: The biology behind these elegant flowers
July 13, 2016, 11:31 a.m. by Anna Norris
With more than 20,000 species and more than 800 genera, orchids are an incredibly diverse family of plants.
For the first time, a mammal species is extinct because of human-induced climate change
June 16, 2016, 11:34 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Say goodbye to the Bramble Cay melomys.