These newly discovered 'pelican spiders' resemble pelicans for a good reason
January 15, 2018, 11 a.m. by Russell McLendon
A new study introduces 18 previously unknown spider species that look remarkably like pelicans.
In high tide or in low tide, the Bob Marley spider will be by your side
December 28, 2017, 8:15 a.m. by Russell McLendon
The newly identified species weaves silky air chambers to survive high tide.
The risk of extinction is highest for Earth's largest and smallest animals
September 21, 2017, 10:21 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Humans seem to be causing 'a radical shift in the living architecture of the planet,' researchers say.
Finally, a little good news for American honeybees
August 4, 2017, 2:36 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Bees of all stripes face a wide range of threats, but a new survey suggests at least a little relief for U.S. apiaries.
6 things to know about Earth's 6th mass extinction
July 11, 2017, 10:18 a.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.
See that strange glow in the woods at night? It's foxfire, and it's beautiful
July 10, 2017, 11:28 a.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
The eerie illumination isn’t a ghost, fairies or cold fire. But the real explanation is every bit as fascinating.
Meet the cecropia moth, the largest moth in North America
June 23, 2017, 4:10 p.m. by Russell McLendon
If you think it looks cool, wait till you see its caterpillars.
Fake caterpillars trick ants into spilling secrets
May 22, 2017, 9:20 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Scientists deployed thousands of fake caterpillars at 31 sites around the world, shedding new light on the global patterns of predators.