Solar Weather Linked to Gray Whale Strandings
Solar Weather Linked to Gray Whale Strandings
When the sun’s atmosphere is stormy, more whales end up on the beach, according to a new study. Biologists speculate it may have to do with navigation or health.
Solar Weather Linked to Gray Whale Strandings
Solar Weather Linked to Gray Whale Strandings

When the sun’s atmosphere is stormy, more whales end up on the beach, according to a new study. Biologists speculate it may have to do with navigation or health.

When the sun’s atmosphere is stormy, more whales end up on the beach, according to a new study. Biologists speculate it may have to do with navigation or health.

ecology & environment
Image of the Day: Himalayan Wolves
Image of the Day: Himalayan Wolves
Amy Schleunes | Feb 25, 2020
The top carnivores in the high-altitude regions of Asia are uniquely adapted to life in low-oxygen environments.
Killifish Embryos Pause Development Without Consequence: Study
Killifish Embryos Pause Development Without Consequence: Study
Lisa Winter | Feb 21, 2020
Contrary to popular thinking, the period of arrested development is an active state of maintaining muscle integrity.
Isotopic Bomb Traces Are a Boon to Biological Dating
Isotopic Bomb Traces Are a Boon to Biological Dating
Shawna Williams | Feb 21, 2020
The decades-old signature of nuclear testing can reveal the ages of organisms, or even individual cells.
Image of the Day: Flock in the Night
Image of the Day: Flock in the Night
Amy Schleunes | Feb 19, 2020
The National Weather Service’s radar in Key West captures a spectacular moment in bird migration.
Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years
Wild Birds Remember a Novel Task for Nearly Two Years
Amy Schleunes | Feb 18, 2020
A population of North Island robins in a New Zealand sanctuary provides a unique system for investigating the memory skills of birds in the wild.
It Takes Less Than 30 Days to Compost a Human Body
It Takes Less Than 30 Days to Compost a Human Body
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2020
In a small trial of deceased volunteers, a Seattle-based company called Recompose demonstrates that its method for “natural organic reduction” of a human body completely breaks down soft tissue.
Conflicts of Interest at Conservation Group IUCN: Investigation
Conflicts of Interest at Conservation Group IUCN: Investigation
Amy Schleunes | Feb 14, 2020
Buzzfeed uncovers trophy hunters among the ranks of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which, critics say, may be impeding wildlife protection.
Antarctic Peninsula Temps Break Records
Antarctic Peninsula Temps Break Records
Lisa Winter | Feb 14, 2020
The highest reading, taken from Seymour Island, has yet to be confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization.
Image of the Day: Kobe the Vulture
Image of the Day: Kobe the Vulture
Amy Schleunes | Feb 11, 2020
A newly hatched bearded vulture chick is part of an effort to reintroduce the declining species across Europe.