Bird biomechanics 2

On Swift Wings

What airplane designers could learn from the shape-changing wings of birds

shrew 1

No Taming the Shrew

Good thing for us it’s small, because this predator gives no quarter to its quarry.

storm

Stormy Weather

An Internet guide to extreme weather

butterfly naturenet

Butterfly Effect

An Internet guide to butterflies for professionals and enthusiasts alike

mushrooms

The Fungus Kingdom

An Internet guide to the world of fungi

fern

Paleobotany

An Internet guide to the evolution of plants

crab

A Legacy on the Chesapeake Bay

Bantu farmer

Rational Fear

As human populations expand and lions’ prey dwindles, the poorest people—and hungriest lions—pay the price.

manatee

Wanderlust

An Internet guide to tracking and tagging the animal world

Building Panama

Florida Museum study shows that the Isthmus of Panama was formed by plate tectonics.

view counter
view counter

Recent Stories

Fossilized cell remnants in 3.4 billion-year-old bedrock are from primitive microbes. 

Frog hoppers piercing plants with their mouthparts produce negative pressures exceeding a megapascal. 

An Okinawa citrus species arose two million years ago when the Ryukyu archipelago disconnected from Asia.

Astronomers have detected a disk around a planet outside our Solar System for the first time.