Featured in Animals
Surprise: Ants have teeth. Here’s how they keep them sharp.
Biology and materials science, in alliance, have discovered how zinc atoms harden an ant’s tooth.
We finally know what turns cats into tabbies
The gene had eluded researchers for years.
This rainbow-scaled lizard lived anonymously in the Andes—until now
The Feiruz wood lizard is one of more than a dozen recently found Peruvian creatures.
Butterflies drink more than nectar—here’s how to turn your yard into an oasis
These beautiful insects like to get a little dirty.
Simple ways to get carpenter bees to stop remodeling your home
None of these tips involve extermination.
More skunks can do handstands than we thought
Three new species join the “acrobats of the skunk world.”
We’ve seen how tardigrades walk, and it’s mesmerizing
Biologists carefully observed—and were surprised by—the lumbering gait of these so-called 'water bears.'
The government is raising an army of parasitic wasps to fight invasive beetles
The invasive green beetle destroys trees across 35 US states—and quarantine efforts are futile.
Give your brain a break with these swirling bird and fish patterns
Creatures of the sky and sea can conspire to form mesmerizing displays of synchronicity.