The species is called Poseidon’s ribbon weed, and researchers say it has spread to cover an area the size of Cincinnati over the past 4,500 years.
Lovebirds — and perhaps other species — seem to confound nature’s strong preference for bilateral bodies.
One fish, two fish. Green fish, blue fish. Outer teeth, inner teeth. These fish grow a lot of teeth.
A new study reveals how some mammals evolved nature’s most impressive chompers (which are not always used for chomping).
Scientists have identified genes that make a harvestman arachnid’s appendages able to twirl like a monkey’s tail.
Scientists have described a new family of brittle stars from a single specimen from a seamount off New Caledonia.
Scientific papers containing lots of specialized terminology are less likely to be cited by other researchers.
The assumption that adding apex predators to wildlife parks in South Africa benefits smaller animals is in need of more testing, scientists say.
New research helps explain how some ancient species hunted and fed, and highlights the shell-crushing power of one large trilobite.
One of nature’s most simple creatures has an elegant approach to propulsion.
Some tree crickets amplify their calls with leaves, giving them an opportunity to mate that they otherwise might miss.
Kiwis, ibises and sandpipers share this sensory power with birds that lived millions of years ago.
The sea mammals vanished from Oregon’s coast long ago, but a technique from human archaeology offers a clue to restoring them.
The lizards have complicated a rule of thumb that in evolution, once you lose a body part, you don’t regain it.
Two recent research efforts looked into the southern alligator lizard, which has one of nature’s more extreme mating strategies.
The large arachnids have long been thought to be colorblind, but new evidence suggests they can perceive each others’ brilliant coloring.
New research suggests there is a relationship between the diversity of a bee’s diet and the size of its croissant-shaped brain.
A study of startle displays hints at why provoked creatures have such a wide range of reactions.
Along a coastline in New Zealand, kelp seems to contain a genetic record of the planet’s geological upheaval.