We’re Down to Half the Fish in the Sea

Since the 1970s, half of the world's fish population has disappeared. We trace the history of this ecological disaster.

Journey to the Center(pede) of the Earth

The deepest living centipede has been discovered in a Croatian cave.

With Few Mates, Female Sawfish Go It Alone

Smalltooth sawfish are increasingly reproducing without males, according to new research.

Old Data, New Discoveries: Solving The Paradox of the Plankton

In 1961, G. E. Hutchinson first outlined what he called the paradox of the plankton. Over 50 years later, it may be solved.

The Once and Future Island

There's a new island on Earth.

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.

The Hidden Toll of Ebola: Apes

There is a hidden cost of the Ebola epidemic: Africa’s great apes are declining.

Mimics of the Animal Kingdom

Art Imitates Life? Try Bird Imitates Caterpillar. Animals that mimic to survive

Singing’s Not Just for the Birds Anymore

The common perception of bat calls consists of squeaks and chirps. But many bats, including Mexican free-tailed bats of Austin, TX, sing to one another.