Scientists find one-of-a-kind bone structure that helped pterosaurs fly

spinning webs

A revolution in 3D printing could help scientists speak to spiders


The smallest creatures in Madagascar have a giant evolutionary tale to tell

Madagascar is an epicenter of biodiversity — and several bite-sized species are giving a crash course in evolutionary adaptations.


These ‘ghost forests’ visible from space are a dangerous vision of the future

Permanent flooding has become commonplace on this low-lying peninsula, nestled behind North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Odd Couple

10 images of unlikely animal relationships

These animals take “opposites attract” to the next level.

Body Talk

Scientists decode how gorillas talk to each other — watch

Social Network

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, this island of monkeys are a lesson in survival

Crisis builds community, scientists find.


You need to know what’s being done to save African elephants

Thousands of years of human interference leave these smart, amazing creatures in danger of extinction.


Fish stress can change their spawn genetically forever

Risky environments may change fish at the genetic level.

drink up

One coffee routine is sabotaging efforts to save birds

Time to put your conservation where your mouth is — literally.

Around the World

Undiscovered animals could be hiding in these 4 Earth locations

A new map reveals there is a potential treasure trove of animals awaiting discovery.

Doggy Diagnosis

Study finds these 3 dog breeds are most at risk for cancer

The findings could also help humans in one surprising way.