World's first amphibious insect discovered in Hawaii
March 23, 2010, 7:31 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
No one knows how these Hawaiian caterpillars are able to breathe underwater, since they don't have gills and don't hold their breath.
Bat-like, nocturnal oilbird enjoys its day in the sun
February 10, 2010, 8:07 p.m. by Helen Jupiter
This native of central and South America, long thought to roost exclusively in dark caves, often spends its days perched in trees, making it an important player in forest ecology.
Predatory jumbo flying squid invade California waters
February 2, 2010, 9:01 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
El Niño may explain why the aggressive giant squid, that have been known to attack divers, are migrating away from native waters in Mexico.
Abstinence-only animals avoid extinction by blowing around
January 28, 2010, 8:31 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Scientists discover how small invertebrates named rotifers have avoided extinction -- despite not having sex for 30 million years.
Petunias and potatoes added to list of carnivorous plants
December 9, 2009, 4:36 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
New review on carnivorous flora suggests that a number of plants previously thought innocent may actually be murderous.
World's smallest orchid discovered with petals only one cell thick
December 2, 2009, 5:28 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The tiny plant, discovered growing inside the root of another small orchid, is just 2.1 mm wide from petal tip to petal tip.
Latest Rhodes scholar is environmentalist who studied in Antarctica
November 23, 2009, 6:31 p.m. by Katherine Butler
Grace Tiao focused on mapping organisms to predict life in other areas of Antarctica.
Newly evolved finch appears on the Galapagos Islands
November 16, 2009, 9:40 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Evolution caught in the act? An isolated population of finches have odd-shaped beaks, sing differently, and don't breed with others.