Bald Eagles Are Back From the Brink

Bald eagles are back from the brink of extinction.

When It Comes to Science, Scientists and the Public Diverge

Scientists and the public understand science topics quite differently, according to a new poll.

The Environmental Danger of Outdoor Cats

Outdoor cats are an environmental disaster.

Debunking the “Ant vs. Grasshopper” Myth

"Social parasitism" in ants occurs when one species exploits another's social behavior in order to take advantage of its work and resources.
Rose E. Frisch

Rose Epstein Frisch, A Scientist Who Studied Fertility, Has Died

Rose Epstein Frisch discovered the link between fatness and fertility.

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to cool off, according to new research.
National Geographic photo of David Blehert.

Bats with White Nose Syndrome: An Interview with David Blehert

Blehert interviewed about bats with White Nose Syndrome. White-Nose Syndrome is a fungal disease that's killed over six million bats in the past nine years.

An Age-Old Whale of a Tale

Researchers recently sequenced the genome of a 200 year old bowhead whale.

The Hidden Toll of Ebola: Apes

There is a hidden cost of the Ebola epidemic: Africa’s great apes are declining.

The Surprising Colors of Snow

In mountain and other wilderness areas where deep snows last well into the spring, the snow may be tinted red, green, orange, or yellow.