A snake opens its mouth wide and bares its fangs

Help is on the Way for Snakebite Victims

Researchers have developed a way to identify the species of snake through a DNA swab of the bite, without killing it.
A Cliff Swallow with sand in its mouth

Driving the Evolution of Cliff Swallows

Charles R. Brown and Mary Bomberger Brown have been studying cliff swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) in southwestern Nebraska since the early 1980s.
Bones of a mammoth on display

If You Cloned a Mammoth…

Can a mammoth be cloned?
Vultures on tree

How The Near Extinction of Indian Vultures Led to Disaster

The populations of the nine species of Indian vultures began to plummet in the 1990s
Baby Sea Turtles make their way to the ocean

Baby Sea Turtles and the “Lost Year”

Scientists have a way to follow baby sea turtles during their frantic first hours of life.
A Deep Sea Anglerfish with mouth opened wide to display sharp teeth

Lights! Camera! Anglerfish!

For the first time, scientists have footage of the black sea devil anglerfish Melanocetus sp. in its natural environment.
Black and white sketch of a fanged deer looking back to a mountain in the distance

The Improbable Fanged Deer of Afghanistan

Last seen more than a half century ago, a rare fanged deer has been rediscovered in Afghanistan
Stag beetle with pinchers lifted

Arms Races Among (Other) Animals

While the concept of an arms race might seem uniquely human, it is actually widely documented in the rest of the animal kingdom as well.
A troop of mushrooms

Mushrooms!

Mushrooms may seem like humble life forms, but they are very much wrapped up in the human experience.