Biology

When times get tough, an invasive comb jelly appears to make the strange evolutionary choice to cannibalize its young.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
A rare albino shark raises questions about how a lack of pigment affects deep-ocean creatures.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Rings of DNA inside bacteria use CRISPR process to attack each other.
Brian Owens, Contributor
New research shows female plains spadefoot toads listen up for the best mate.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Snake species recycles poison collected from its own prey.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Researchers suggest that a previously unidentified factor may drive whales to migrate.
Inside Science Television
For tufted golden orb weavers, losing a leg is better than losing their life.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
The researchers hope to resurrect a variety of date that was praised in antiquity but lost to time.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
309 million years ago an animal that resembled a lizard wrapped its tail around a younger member of its species.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The bigger the whale, the tougher it is to find a decent meal.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Cowbirds outsource parenting to other species, but an innate password tells their children to copy cowbird songs.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Plants may recruit defenders by bribing them with other plants' pollen.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer