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Using a device typically engaged to study rockets, researchers examined how whales hear.

James Gaines, Contributor

Popularity of increasingly endangered wild animals may create the misguided notion that they’re thriving in nature.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

New study reveals the complex strategies crab spiders use to soar on streamers of silk.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Chinese researchers solve the complete DNA sequence of the pernicious pest, revealing some of its evolutionary secrets.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

New genetic analysis suggests that major groups of fish species arose in the 10 million years after dinosaurs disappeared.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Parasitoid wasps that lay eggs in other creatures may represent more species than any other group of animals.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Camera traps show the bizarre place where oxpeckers spend the night.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

To conserve energy in winter, shrews shrink their brains and sacrifice cognitive ability.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Fossilized tracks suggest lizards were bipedal 110 million years ago.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

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