Look: Primate relative shows how ancient animals adapted to global warming

Chomp chomp

Look: With a mouth full of teeth, this Pterosaur ate like a whale

Filter-feeding isn’t a new invention.

Climate Crisis

Elephants could be key to saving the planet — here’s why

Big problems require big solutions — literally.


Plague study complicates a commonly held belief about the Black Death

What really caused the plague?


Look: Global photo competition illuminates nature's beauty and drama

Winners took an intimate look at everyday details.

This week in science

NASA ends Geotail mission and more: Understand the world through 7 images

Planet in Peril

Almost half of land animals will soon face extreme heat — here's why that's so scary

But there's still time to act, researchers say.

Ruff Ruff

Why can’t I understand my dog? Recent research may offer an answer

A new study suggests you may not know Fido as well as you think.


3D-printed “organs” could lead to better drugs

Early-stage animal and cell studies for new medications can’t effectively mimic the human body — but organs-on-chips could.


Is your dog right or left-pawed? One factor could determine their dominant hand

Just like humans (and cats), some dogs prefer to use one paw over the other.

Chimpan A to Chimpan Z

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes could be the reboot the franchise needs

The fourth film in the reboot series may be looking for a post-Matt-Reeves blank slate.

Turn it down!

Listen: Dolphins "scream" to each other over human-made noise pollution


One creature’s live fast, live long lifestyle may reveal how to slow aging

Birds have an exceptional resistance to aging. Can scientists discover their secrets?

Bump in the Night

A classic Cold War monster movie is finally getting the remake it deserves

Michael Giacchino, known best for scoring Pixar's greatest hits, is gearing up for a monstrous directorial feature debut.

This week in science

NASA deploys SPORT CubeSat and more: Understand the world through 8 images


Can dogs and cats get a cold? An animal expert explains how to protect your pet

The symptoms are surprisingly familiar.