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Inflatable tentacles and silk hats: See how caterpillars trick predators to survive
Baby moths and butterflies pull off some wild adaptations to dodge detection. Sam Jaffe’s photos give us a closer look.
How humans have adapted to the harshest environments
From the tallest peaks to the deepest seas, one medical researcher is studying communities on the edge of survival.
Dinosaurs may have evolved into birds, but early flights didn’t go so well
These wee winged creatures flew more like chickens than eagles.
How some fish are adapted to thrive after catastrophic hurricanes
Studies in Puerto Rico show that native-fish populations thrived after Maria, while exotic ones sank.
The Maya dealt with a form of climate change, too. Here’s how they survived.
The Classic civilization could only respond to their changing climate. We can do far more if we choose to.
Do wild animals hate being cold in winter?
And why are so many dogs wearing snow boots?
Sloths aren’t the picky eaters we thought they were
When their favorite food isn't available, they will try something else.
Cheese played a surprisingly important role in human evolution
Ancient Egyptian cheese helps us understand when and how dairy came into our lives.
Yellowstone thrived after its 1988 fires, but dry summers threaten all progress
Extremely hot, dry weather is no longer as rare as it used to be.
Caught in a race against climate change, lizards hit an evolutionary dead end
The brown anole has little room left to evolve.