AUVs exploring the Titanic

The Wildest Inventions in Scientific Research

Sometimes scientists end up turning into inventors throughout the course of their research. Three cases in point.
frigate bird

The Astounding Adaptations of Long-Distance Flyers

Frigate birds are truly champion fliers. The birds can fly for weeks without stopping. How do they do it?
Fireflies

The Nuptial Gifts of the Firefly

Fireflies, lightning bugs, glowworms: the evocative insects of summer reveal some surprising new insights into biology.

The Invincible Tardigrade

Tardigrades, aka water bears, are microscopic animals that are found in virtually any environment on Earth.

Long-Distance Migration: Everybody’s Doing It

The birds do it. The butterflies do it. And now we know that the dragonflies do to it, too: long-distance migration.