These eggs shed light on a battle of wits between cowbirds and mockingbirds
March 12, 2019, 3:18 p.m. by Russell McLendon
A new study looks at the co-evolutionary 'arms race' between a brood parasite and its hosts.
Dr. Seuss may have modeled the Lorax after these real-life monkeys
March 1, 2019, 4:12 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The author wrote most of 'The Lorax' while visiting an ecosystem inhabited by orange, mustachioed monkeys.
This 'king' once ruled the green, lush forests of Antarctica
February 1, 2019, 8:19 a.m. by Christian Cotroneo
Reptile was probably no bigger than a modern-day iguana, but it had a big impact.
In memory of species declared extinct in 2018 — plus one we've already lost in 2019
January 10, 2019, 12:05 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Extinctions are a wake-up call to protect what's left.
Mysterious Texas canines have 'ghost' DNA of red wolves
December 26, 2018, 8:21 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Genetic relics from a 'ghost population' of red wolves seem to live on in these coyote-like creatures.
Ecologists share their passion for nature in these winning images
December 5, 2018, 8:21 a.m. by Jacqueline Gulledge
The British Ecological Society annual photography competition celebrates both flora and fauna.
The controversy behind the world's next great telescope
November 2, 2018, 10:52 a.m. by Robynne Boyd
Thirty Meter Telescope will be built in a culturally and ecologically sensitive area of Hawaii.
11 startling stats about Earth's disappearing wildlife
October 30, 2018, 2:48 p.m. by Russell McLendon
Our planet has lost 60 percent of its vertebrate animals since 1970, but there still may be time to save the rest.
Why time seems to speed up the older we get, according to science
Say hello to the Goliath birdeater spider
NASA cancels first all-female spacewalk due to shortage of spacesuits in correct size
Why every parent of a grammar school student needs to thank this celebrity chef
11 things humans do that dogs hate
8 uncanny examples of convergent evolution