'Tis the season for conception.
New species get identified and named every year, even though you've probably never heard of them.
Our brains are wired to build walls, but we do our best work when we knock them down.
Looks matter, but so do sounds and smells.
The first color photo of Pluto, a warm-blooded fish, and much more
Plus, the skeleton of the man who brought leprosy to Britain
His techniques reveal how these schoolbus-sized reptiles were able to fly, and could help engineers design better parachutes and hang gliders.
A paradoxical finding.
Plus, a gallery of endangered zoo babies born this year. Squee!
Thought to be extinct for more than 50 years, this anole is one of the rarest and most endangered species on the planet. It has a weird nose.
Hundreds of species of plants and animals have been waiting literally decades to even be considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Thankfully, that's about to change.
How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.
Some animals and plants stand to gain plenty.
Or are they just curious?
How we covered the Scopes Monkey Trial, the discovery of Java Man, the Piltdown Man hoax, and milestones in the history of evolutionary theory
Holy reticulated snake spine! A fossil reveals a 2,500 pound prehistoric python (along with some surprising facts about global temperature)
These mysterious creatures exist today more or less unevolved from the forms they had hundreds of millions of years ago
Egg-laying mammal provides clues about evolution
Snake Venom Reflects More Than 100 Million Years of Evolution
A bizarre new fossil unearthed in China shakes up theories on long-necked creatures
The world's oldest lizard-like reptile, with roots dating back to the Triassic period, has been found breeding again for the first time in 200 years