A troop of mushrooms

Mushrooms!

Mushrooms may seem like humble life forms, but they are very much wrapped up in the human experience.
Three Giant Galapagos Turtles on a stroll together

Back from Extinction, But Not Safe: Captive Breeding Restores a Giant Galapagos Tortoise

The Española giant tortoise, once feared extinct, has a viable population again.
A lizard with dewlap extended sitting on a rock

When Faced with Competition, Florida Lizards Simply Evolve Faster

When faced with an invasive competitor, Florida anole lizards took only 15 years to evolve a response.
Lava flowing into water while steam rises into the fog

Life with Lava

Lava from the Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii has been used to answer questions about life on Mars.
A New York Frog in profile atop a brown leaf

A New Species of Frog Sings in New York City

A new species of frog has been identified in the wilds of New York City
A satellite near a large space rock in the middle of space

How to Catch a Comet

Last week, the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully landed an unmanned probe (Philae) on a comet, a feat heretofore unmatched in human history
Pressed chestnut leaves

When Chestnuts Ruled Our Forests

Once plentiful, chestnuts were virtually extirpated from the forests of eastern North America by WWII.
Tweezers holding a leaf and placing it in a test tube

EPA Announces 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Award Winners

The 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Award winners discover new strategies for pollution prevention.
A tower of giraffes

The Secret Lives of Giraffes

Despite being such conspicuous animals, researchers still know surprisingly little about giraffes.