The endangered eastern lowland gorilla populations are now so small that the species is facing a new threat: loss of genetic diversity.
Why slime molds can solve math problems that you can't.
When viewing boats come too close, seals and their pups stampede into the water. Scientists say it exhausts the animals.
The Callery pear was meant to help prevent fire blight from destroying the commercial pear industry. Then it became invasive.
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 of 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.