Animals

Photographers snapped images of the red-eyed insects emerging after 17 years underground.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
This month in pictures
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
Honeybees relay the location of the queen through pheromones.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
New research supports the idea that pulses of nutrients flushed from Devonian forests fueled ocean algae blooms that suffocated marine life.
Nikk Ogasa, Contributor
The new species unearthed in Patagonia belongs to a group called abelisaurids, which resembled tyrannosaurs with short, bumpy faces.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Reductions in hunting due to COVID-19 restrictions may have led to less stress and better feeding opportunities for already thriving northern birds.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Steers that ate small amounts of seaweed produced far less of the greenhouse gas methane.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A new paper suggests whales learned to escape the grasp of hunters in just a few years.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
Research with octopus limb regeneration helps scientists create smart prosthetics.
Inside Science Contributor
New finding suggests muscle tone and wing posture help the insects execute an upside-down backflip, even when anesthetized.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
By collecting blowflies and analyzing their gut contents, researchers hope to peek at sites that are difficult or dangerous to access.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Australian scientists measure the gases that two Great Barrier Reef corals emit.
Christian Fogerty, Contributor