Alexander Wilson’s Birds
Before Audubon (1785-1851), there was Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) the "father of American ornithology"
Camouflage Artists of the Animal Kingdom
A few camouflage artists of the animal kingdom, including cuttlefish and Craugastor frogs.
Move Over, Camouflage. Here Comes Artificial Chameleon Skin
Engineers have developed a new chameleon-like material that changes color with a slight movement, according to research published in the journal Optical.
The Solar Origins of Dendrochronology
Historian George E. Webb recounts the intertwined relationship between solar physics and dendrochronology
Seals 1, Scientists 0
A long-term study to track the movements of commercially valuable fish species might have been a waste of time, thanks to crafty seals.
Like Shrimp? How About a 7-Footer?
Researchers recently discovered something completely different: the fossil of a 7-foot long shrimp-like creature.
F is for Falconry
Since so few do falconry in the U.S. today, and hawking hasn't made it to the wide world of TV sports, some background is probably in order here.
The World’s Strongest Material is Limpet Teeth
The world's strongest material is no longer spider silk, it's limpet teeth.
Sara Plummer Lemmon: Pioneering Botanist
Botany didn’t just intrigue and entertain Sara Plummer Lemmon—it deeply affected her personal life.
Searching for a New Species? Look in the Museum
A Doncaster museum found that an old plaster cast of an ichthyosaur was in fact a brand new species.