The identity of Earth's first flower has long vexed botanists. A new interpretation of an old fossil adds to the evidence that they may have come from the water.
On August 5, I was interviewed live by the Weather Channel about the 13 fungal infections caused by the 2011 Joplin tornado that I wrote about a few weeks ago. Here's that interview.
To a tiny worm called a nematode, slugs may be the ultimate sexy ride: moist, secure, and maybe even pre-loaded with snacks.
August 1 commences a two-month series of live-streamed ROV dives by NOAA's Okeanos Explorer in the deep waters off Hawaii.
The most unexpected beneficiary of the EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., in May 2011 was a fungus named Apophysomyces
The sea sapphire combines the brilliance of a morpho butterfly, the cuteness of copepod, and the cloaking skills of a Klingon Bird-of-Prey. But just how does it pull it off?
An evolutionary arms race 500 million years ago seems to have unexpectedly caused today's gelatinous comb jellies to armor up -- and they weren't alone.
Red algae have shockingly few genes for a multicellular organism - far fewer than a single-celled green alga - and this may explain why they never colonized land.
A funny thing happened when two Danish college students injected tracking tags into starfish. The tracking tags kept mysteriously winding up on the bottom of the tank.
The Gulf of Mexico is known for many things, and most are bad: hurricanes, oil spills...the infamous Dead Zone. But there is a wonder of nature that the Gulf should be known for but isn't—lakes located inside the Gulf...
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