Are Polar Bears Altruistic or Just Bad At Math?
Polar bear mothers are known to adopt and raise cubs from non-related litters. Why do they make a multi-year commitment to do it?
What Bats Can Teach Humans About Coronavirus Immunity
Bats have a unique genetic ability to tolerate many viral infections. Can humans uncover their secrets?
Climate Change Turns Cute Birds into Brain-Eating Zombies
European great tits kill migratory pied flycatchers over nesting sites. The warming weather is to blame.
The Rise of the City Bee—How Urbanites Built the 21st-Century Apiculture
Urban apiculture is a booming trend. But many metropolitan beekeepers also believe that bees fare better in cities than they do in the countryside.
How Microcosms Help Us Understand Ecology
Is it possible to witness evolution in action? Researchers at University of California, San Diego, aiming to do just ...
The Bigger Your House, The More Room for Bugs
Insect diversity inside the house strongly correlates with neighborhood income. The higher up the income ladder you climb, the greater the diversity of bugs.
Can You Hear It? The Cicadas Are Back
After 17 years quietly developing under the soil, 3 species of periodical cicadas emerged this summer. How do these insects coordinate?
Recession Lessons from an Ancient Fossil Bed
In a 120-million-year-old rock in Northeast China, paleontologists made a remarkable find.