The Name Game
Africa’s golden jackals are really a species of wolf and deserve a name change, DNA evidence indicates.
Caterpillars ooze droplets that lure ants away from colony duties to instead lick and defend their drug source, new lab tests suggest.
Biology’s tree of life has morphed from the familiar classroom version emphasizing kingdoms into a complex depiction of supergroups, in which animals are aligned with a slew of single-celled cousins.
A dim star shows signs of auroral lights, the first detected on a body that’s not a planet or moon.
Small amounts of the compound found in red wine and grapes prove protective against colon cancer in mice fed a high-fat diet.
As more people survive serious brain injury, researchers are using EEG and fMRI to learn who is aware inside an unresponsive body.
Science News writers report on the latest scientific investigations into time’s place in the physical, biological and mental worlds.
Cornell ornithology lab’s computer identification of common North American avian species needs your photos.
The skeletons of diatoms, algae that produce oxygen but also form toxic blooms, can create beautiful microscopic designs.