Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
The blue lagoons of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin provide a glimpse into the planet’s ancient past.
Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert
Prehistoric Microbes Inhabit an Oasis in the Northern Mexican Desert

The blue lagoons of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin provide a glimpse into the planet’s ancient past.

The blue lagoons of the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin provide a glimpse into the planet’s ancient past.

biodiversity
Tortoise Not Seen for 113 Years Found on Galapagos Island
Tortoise Not Seen for 113 Years Found on Galapagos Island
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 25, 2019
Chelonoidis phantasticus, or the Fernandina giant tortoise, was feared extinct until an expedition found a lone female in a remote area on the island of Fernandina.
New Global Trade Route Could Shuttle Invasive Species
New Global Trade Route Could Shuttle Invasive Species
K.V. Venkatasubramanian | Feb 19, 2019
China’s ongoing Belt and Road Initiative passes through areas that are already at risk of swapping organisms.
Image of the Day: Evolution Underground
Image of the Day: Evolution Underground
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 15, 2019
The lay of the land shapes the diversity of groundwater-dependent salamanders.
Image of the Day: Single-Cell Surprises
Image of the Day: Single-Cell Surprises
Jef Akst | Nov 15, 2018
Researchers identify a new species of Hemimastigophora protist, and suggest the group should be promoted from a phylum to a supra-kingdom.

Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2018
A newly described amphibian has such a small range in southern Brazil that it’s already critically endangered.
Infographic: The Search for Life Below the Surface
Infographic: The Search for Life Below the Surface
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2018
The recent expansion of large-scale scientific drilling programs, combined with intensified efforts to take advantage of existing portals into the crust, has led to an explosion of research on the deep biosphere.
Infographic: Light Pollution Threatens Species
Infographic: Light Pollution Threatens Species
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2018
As artificial light increases in volume and geographical coverage around the world, a variety of animals are suffering ill effects.
Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2018
From journeys into mines to explorations of volcanoes on the ocean floor, deep voyages reveal the richness of the planet’s deep biosphere.
The Vanishing Night: Light Pollution Threatens Ecosystems
The Vanishing Night: Light Pollution Threatens Ecosystems
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2018
The loss of darkness can harm individual organisms and perturb interspecies interactions, potentially causing lasting damage to life on our planet.