This moss was around at the dawn of the Roman Republic.
Popular Science's fifth annual survey of just how bad it gets
Medical invention: Doctors unveil the latest in mechanical parasites.
Just discovered: Glowing fungus, ship-eating bacteria, toughest-silk spider and terrible toothed leech
100 percent of the leeches also survived extreme cold (-130°F) for nine months!
Maybe the animals were just mad about their low page-ranking
Plus: zoology's most wanted.
Drawing blood from zoo animals in a non-intrusive way can be difficult, for obvious reasons. A pilot project aims to enlist a blood-sucking insect to do the
Nature is wild.
Here are the best possible explanations for the strange correlation.
The bandage is inspired by the spiny proboscis of the intestine-infecting Pomphorhynchus laevis.
Now what do I do with all these leeches?
How do we defeat the world's deadliest creature?
An annual photo competition highlights the best of the best in light microscopy-from tiny diatoms to fluorescent zebra fish brains
These amoebae eat human cells while they are still alive, and then move on. Terrifying.
Prying open the secrets of a giant lizard's poisonous bite
The biology of having just one more slice of pie
Surprising facts about the world's largest lizard.
The reason why is not fully clear. Maybe cats just dislike depressed people.
Behold the mongoose plant!
Fanciful writing on our part aside, the rapid climate change scenario isn't so far-fetched.