Epidemics revive old remedies and accelerate experimentation with new ones.
The seemingly static appearance of these ancient-looking arthropods presents a challenge for scientists who want to study their evolutionary history.
Bats have a unique genetic ability to tolerate many viral infections. Can humans uncover their secrets?
Heliconias can distinguish among pollinators like hummingbirds and respond selectively to their visits.
Research shows that building collisions take a staggering annual toll on North America's bird population.
In the late 1960s, two highly visible deaths from grizzly bear attacks led to a debate about whether humans and bears could coexist.
This Mexican-American botanist fought against the harshness of both nature and society to follow her passion for plant collecting.
Elke Mackenzie’s moments of self-citation illuminate the hopes of someone who, against ease and tradition, did not wish to separate her identity from her research.
Did women in the premodern world have much agency over reproduction? Their use of plants like dittany suggests that they did.
The citizen-science app iNaturalist lets you record observations of plants and animals. The data can be used to study biodiversity.