For English bulldogs, the gene pool has nearly dried up
July 29, 2016, 1:34 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
The popular breed has endured so much selective breeding that any new diversity is nearly impossible, study says.
Wildlife rangers put their lives on the lines with little support
July 29, 2016, 6 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Find out how you can help these brave rangers on World Ranger Day.
Jupiter's famous red spot is insanely hot! Scientists probe for explanations
July 28, 2016, 12:22 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
The high heat created by this centuries old superstorm is a curious mystery, but researchers are getting closer to unraveling it.
Battered mangroves find reprieve in Sri Lanka with new conservation plan
July 27, 2016, 1:40 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Vital to coastal ecosystems, 37,000 acres of mangrove forest will be protected.
Can conservationists bring the common loon back to Massachusetts?
July 26, 2016, 10:05 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
The call of the loon has faded from the state's ponds and lakes. Portland researchers are hoping to restore populations of these much-loved birds.
Why do pupils come in different shapes for different species?
July 19, 2016, 7:12 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
From vertical slits to horizontal dashes to W-shaped curves, pupils reveal something about an animal's niche in the environment.
5 ways to help coral reefs today (no matter where you live)
July 18, 2016, 7:01 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Coral reefs are home to a quarter of all marine life on Earth, and they need our help.
How hummingbirds use spider silk to build better nests
July 13, 2016, 11:36 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Spider silk is one of nature's most amazing materials, both strong and flexible — and hummingbirds know how to use it.
Swordfish lubricate themselves with oil to gain speed
July 8, 2016, 8 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
A new discovery illuminates a surprising adaptation that helps swordfish reduce drag as they slice through the water.