VOICES Ideas and Insight From Explorers
A rare bee species thought extinct in the eastern U.S. has popped up in a Virginia state park, giving scientists hope.
Can roaches really get stuck in your ear? Will scarab beetles really crawl into your body and eat you alive? We take on seven more bug myths suggested by our readers.
Young mantis shrimp that depend on transparent bodies to avoid predators, use reflectors in their eyes to make them invisible, according to a new study.
How many spiders do we really eat in a year? Can cockroaches survive nuclear winter? What’s the difference between venomous and poisonous?
A snowy owl that ventured out of the Arctic and into Washington D.C. this past winter dies in Minnesota.
Assisted reproduction is becoming one of the tools conservationists use to help manage endangered species populations.
Whales and dolphins express their anticipation of a reward by squealing like kids, a new study confirms for the first time.
Researchers discover special structures in deep sea shark eyes that allow the animals to navigate their gloomy environment.
A self-recognition system ensures octopus arms remain tangle-free, according to a new study.
The mysterious animal is only the 55th confirmed megamouth shark seen since the first one was discovered in 1976 off the coast of Hawaii.
A rare goblin shark makes a surprise appearance in a fishing net south of Key West, Florida.
Two national marine sanctuaries along the Northern California coast, renown for their rich animal life, may more than double in size if NOAA has its way.
A new study finds that dense bones enabled aquatic sloths to sink to shallow seagrass beds in order to graze.
The island nation declared a ban on fishing for both species of manta rays that inhabit the country’s exclusive economic zone.
Staff at a Dallas aquarium wanted to see if they could supplement the diets of their jellies with protein—so they decided to give the animals peanut butter.