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.
Bumblebees coax pollen from flowers with a secret 'knock'
July 27, 2016, 8 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Through a strategy called buzz pollination, bumblebees use vibrations to unlock a protein-packed snack.
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.
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.
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.