It might well be related to a very common modern lizard--except it's teeny-tiny.
Short answer: months, if you're very careful.
And it almost became a piece of jewelry
A root-beer bouquet, anyone?
Peace, love, and blacklight science
A peek at some of the shots in Andrew Zuckerman's gorgeous coffee table book Flower
First it came from pigs, then GM bacteria. Now, the garden
Just another interesting bee-havior.
Its fragrance mimics honeybee alarm pheromones
Watch it here
The five-year race to preserve every neuron in the brain has come to a successful close
New technique could lead to better blood testing in rural areas
Megapixels: It was rediscovered by a drone.
Plant genetics are so weird.
Biologists found evidence that purple loosestrife underwent evolution after arriving in North America.
The skeleton represents "perhaps the best-preserved remains of an ancient human uncovered in the past 40 years."
After being lost for centuries, a rare library of papyrus scrolls might get to be read
Plus, a few planets
Our 10 favorite images of the week
A project at the British Library seeks to chemically analyze that old-book smell to help librarians determine what they need to do to preserve aging collections.