The squid-like cuttlefish has tricks up its non-sleeves for eluding the ocean's fiercest predator, the shark, and others that would snatch it up for prey.
In 2016, the nation's 450 national wildlife refuges will host several free days. Gonna walk, drive, or gator-watch there?
The grand, 12th-century temple wrapped in strangling banyan trees in Cambodia was larger than thought, say researchers with the University of Sydney.
Chesapeake Bay islanders, many of whom have lived on the islands for multiple generations and retain traces of accents from their ancestors' native Cornwall, England, may be the first residents of the continental U.S. to experience sea rise, says a new report by oceanographers and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
A 15 million-year-old fossil was recently re-classified by Smithsonian researchers as a form of sperm whale different from today's version of that whale. It was originally classified in 1925 as part of a group of extinct walruses.
As we've reported, a very bright and beautiful painted bunting, rare to the area, has spent the last two weeks in a New York City park. A cat that made a run for the bird was recently trapped and will be adopted out. We talk here about feral cats, too.
For years, researchers have been trying to achieve in vitro birth in dogs. Recently, a littler of puppies, beagles and partly cocker spaniel, was born by in vitro birth. This has findings for using gene editing to treat both dog diseases and similar human diseases.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has listed a job that is essentially the one Ansel Adams filled in 1941--taking large-format (big film) photography of national parks and the outdoors, which will end up in the permanent collections. Want to apply?
A citizen-science project is transcribing whaling ships' logs from the mid-1800s in order to add to the environmental history of the Arctic. Want to help, while looking at pages scanned from logbooks held till now in New England libraries and institutions?
Akatsuki, the Japanese space agency probe, has reached Venus's atmosphere and is sending back photos.
A Minnesota wildlife "farm" that charges admission to visit fur-bearing animals that include Gray Wolves has been threatened with a lawsuit by a protection organization. That organization, Animal Legal Defense Fund, says the farm has been noted for its stench and is skinning the adult wolves.
New Jersey, which has both the densest black bear and human populations in the nation, started its hunting season earlier this week. Two hundred and sixteen bears were killed the first day.
As part of the new system to issue warnings for pollution levels, Beijing, China for the first time issued a red alert. Schools have closed.
Artist Patterson Clark, a graphics editor at the Washington Post, has been creating art from invasive plants for 10 years.