They may be small, but these invasive insects have caused serious damage to agriculture and the environment since invading the U.S.
When the Brood X cicadas emerge in late spring 2021, their mating calls will rival the volume of lawn mowers, car stereos, and low-flying planes.
The cephalopod is strikingly intelligent, but its most spectacular talent may be its ability to fully regrow arms lost to predators.
You can blame that glossy finish, which comes from a mysterious, potentially harmful chemical called BPA.
Sometimes the trick goes unnoticed. But at least we can use blacklights to recognize the biofluorescent beasts who lay hidden in our midst.
You can chalk it up to hormone changes, but your genes aren’t so innocent when it comes to hair color.
The "cytokine storms" that precede severe illness in patients with COVID-19 has been poorly understood. New research has traced the risk of lung damage and organ failure to two key proteins that have the potential to be treated with drugs.
Genetics probably play a part in dimple formation, and so does a muscle called the “zygomaticus major.”
Their population has dwindled by 90 percent in recent decades, but Tasmanian devils are starting to make a comeback in mainland Australia.
A 62-year-old female python at the St. Louis Zoo hasn't been in contact with a male in decades, but she was somehow able to reproduce this summer.
Your gut microbes might be yearning for their outdoor counterparts—and telling your brain to go find them.
This new revelation about how sperm propel themselves to eggs could inform future studies on male infertility.
A five-year trial has proven the beaver families on England's Otter River are not harmful to the local ecosystem—they actually benefit it.
Tests that offer low sensitivity and more false negatives are still valuable in the fight against coronavirus. But will the FDA agree?
If you own a work sweater and have a space heater under your desk, your individual perception of cold might differ from that of your co-workers.
Explore a 3D-model of a lizard's record-setting poop, formed by its taste for pizza grease, that will haunt the halls of eternity.
The way the human nervous system works, people should not be able to choose when they get goosebumps. But people with Voluntary Generated Piloerection can.
After being bathed in blue light, salamanders, frogs, and other amphibians glowed a brilliant green. There's more to these critters than meets the eye.
Good news: chubby little brown bats might be genetically resistant to white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that’s killed more than 5.5 million bats since it was first documented in 2006.
The 98.6°F human body temperature may no longer be the standard. Scientists point to a marked decrease in inflammation.
The discovery of 10 bird species and subspecies on three remote islands in Indonesia marks the first time in over a century that so many new birds have been found in such a small area.
3D movies of shrimp were involved, too—all in the name of seeing if cuttlefish use stereopsis like we do.