A mythical sea blob, which has been first sighted more than a century ago, has finally been discovered by scientists in Monterey Bay. There are archives of recordings from various scientists from the early 1900s who described a tiny, orb-like creature found in the sea that looks similar to a small jellyfish. However, there had been no accompanying specimens for the findings, a reason for scientists to pass it off either as a mythical creature or a creature that has then been extinct.
Given the increasing human population that has been projected to number 9 billion by 2050, scientists are always looking out for new potential sources of food. One particular ingredient caught their eye: honey bee brood or the larvae and pupae of drones.
Climate change poses a great threat in the long-term survival of deep-sea coral population in the North Atlantic region.
A study shows that if fed with certain nanomaterials, silkworms can produce super silk that can withstand breakage at 50 percent and is even conductive by electricity.
Based on current rates of ocean acidification, scientists predict oceans will be much quieter in the future -- making it more difficult for baby fish, who rely on auditory cues as a primary method of navigation, to find their way home.
Some insect larvae can twitch and whip inside their cocoons in order to "jump" to shadier, or more favorable, environments. Researchers say this is a unique survival technique only seen in select wasp species.
New research on the Sunburst Diving Beetles' complex vision system is shedding light on eye morphology that may have implications outside of invertebrate physiology.
Unlike their human counterparts in California, Monarch butterflies are actually benefitting from the longstanding drought – more specifically, they're thriving on drought-tolerant milkweed which homeowners are planting to replace more thirsty lawns.
Mother butterflies pass down behaviors that help their offspring survive in less-favorable environments and tend to lay their eggs on the same plants that they and their relatives grew up on.
Honeybee decline worldwide continues to baffle scientists, and while invasive parasites have been blamed before, new research shows that a tiny single-celled parasite may have a greater-than expected impact on colonies by infecting larvae.