Victorian London became obsessed with Ward's cases, which protected plants from the city's toxic pollution -- and piqued peoples' imaginations.
Ancient Egyptians' love of cats developed from an appreciation to their rodent-catching skills to revering them as sacred creatures.
Why the Loch Ness Monster has a scientific binomial.
They're red, tart, and mostly eaten at Thanksgiving. Love them or hate them, here are seven things you might not have known about the humble cranberry.
Constantine Samuel Rafinesque was an adventuring naturalist who named 2,700 genera and wrote about evolution before Darwin. Why has he been forgotten?
For some species of octopus, reproducing is a lonely act that ends in death.
The Wollemi Pine is an ancient tree, virtually unchanged since herbivorous dinosaurs last munched on them.
The cat-attracting ability of perfume has been known since at least the 18th century. Will it help authorities catch a killer tiger?
Gaining enough weight to survive a winter of hibernation is actually very hard work.
In the Caribbean, sargassum deposits have grown to unprecedented sizes, obscuring the sand and turning nearshore waters into seething sargassum soup.