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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.'
These female hummingbirds don flashy male feathers to avoid unwanted harassment
Better meals and less harassment are perks for females who take on more flashy, masculine coloring.
Smugglers almost made off with a near-complete fossil of a bizarre flying reptile
The pterosaur specimen is the most complete of its kind ever found—although it was hacked into six pieces.
Paper wasp nests have a secret fluorescent glow
Their silk shines under UV light, giving their homes a rave-like appearance.
Polygamy is just one reason why acorn woodpeckers are master survivalists
They cache food—and chicks, in a way—over their lifetimes.
A fossilized egg laid by an extinct, human-sized turtle holds a rare jackpot
These turtles lived in the Cretaceous period and were wiped out with the dinosaurs.
Meet the cat-sized mammals that thrived after the dinosaurs died
Three newly discovered fossil mammals hint at a bustling post-dinosaur world.
Young mice learn to parent by babysitting
Practice makes perfect for future rodent caretakers.
An ancient era of global warming could hint at our scorching future
Looking back at the strange and sweaty days of the PETM.
A guide to all the places with no snakes
This brief hissstory is for the ophidiophobes.