In case you were wondering, at last count 1,659,420 species of animals have been described by scientists. Nearly 80% of those are arthropods, or insects and their crunchy relatives.
When photographed under a 3D microscope, grains of sand appear like colorful pieces of candy and the stamens in a flower become like fantastical spires at an amusement park. Gary Greenberg reveals the thrilling details of the micro world.
A new way of looking at brain activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects.
Telltale signs of life have been discovered in rocks that were once 12 miles (20 kilometers) below Earth's surface — some of the deepest chemical evidence for life ever found.
Sounds painful, but it might be better than drilling.
Short answer: It's an adorable means of self-protection.
Most people are intrigued by the thought processes of the opposite sex. Despite rumors to the contrary, men and women are from the same planet.
Icelandic Commission Confirms That Video Of Mythical Sea Monster Lagarfljótsormur Is Actually Real.
Poisoning cancer from within
A historic fishing season for coho salmon opened Friday on the Clearwater River, giving anglers a unique chance to catch an "extinct" fish.
Researchers from the Vancouver Aquarium and the US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have begun using drones to keep tabs on endangered killer whales off the west coast of the continent.
Cultures from rats caught in four Manhattan buildings and a park surprised even pathologists.
First person accounts of fecal transplants – performed by the recipient with a turkey baster, no less – are not the everyday fare of much science writing.
Ear wax, or cerumen, is a naturally occurring substance produced in the ears of many mammals, including humans.
The penises grown in a lab: Scientists say organs could be tested on humans within five years.
Ebola virus disease (EVD), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), or simply Ebola is a disease of humans and other primates caused by an ebolavirus.
The specimen was revealed not to be fully grown and is estimated to be 2 or 3 years old and already twice the size of a full grown white shark, which takes 5 years to reach its full growth.
Can Monsanto, Bayer, and Syngenta have it both ways?
Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered an on/off switch for telomerase, an enzyme that rebuilds a cellular timekeeper known as a telomere. The scientists believe that the discovery could provide a way to get human cells to divide indefinit
Clingy barnacles might be something of a nuisance for seafarers, but these stubborn shellfish and their relatives could hold the key to a new breed of sticky materials.
Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he's come to realize: His job isn't just about treating a patient's symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the "upstre
THE devil upended the baobab and planted it upside down. So says Arab legend.
Displays are becoming flatter and flexible, so why not stretchable as well? A study published today in Nature Communications describes a paper-thin, elastic film that lights up when stimulated by an electric pulse.
Bringing microscopes where none have gone before.
The treatment will make use of a biology breakthrough that occurred just eight years ago.
A team of biohackers is attempting to modify the human sensory spectrum.
Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of a new long-necked, long-tailed dinosaur that has taken the crown for largest terrestrial animal with a body mass that can be accurately determined.
Just HALF of women can locate the vagina on a diagram of the female reproductive system.
The Growth Mindset.
Photographer Amos Chapple returns to our site once once again, bringing amazing images from the state of Meghalaya, India, reportedly the rainiest spot on Earth.