Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
A controversy over pterosaurs’ plumage has taken off, with a new discovery pushing feather origins back 80 million years into the early Triassic.
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists

A controversy over pterosaurs’ plumage has taken off, with a new discovery pushing feather origins back 80 million years into the early Triassic.

A controversy over pterosaurs’ plumage has taken off, with a new discovery pushing feather origins back 80 million years into the early Triassic.

evolution, infectious disease, biodiversity, conservation
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Abby Olena | Dec 13, 2018
The microscopic marine animal Trichoplax adhaerens may use rapid changes in cell shape to avoid being ripped apart by forces in the ocean.
Image of the Day: Beetle Fight
Image of the Day: Beetle Fight
Jef Akst | Dec 3, 2018
The exaggerated horns and elongated forelegs of male flower beetles, which use these appendages as weapons in combat for females, do not slow down the insects in a race.
Cheese Helped Fuel Early Farmers in Europe
Cheese Helped Fuel Early Farmers in Europe
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2018
Scientists have found traces of the dairy product in 7,200-year-old pottery in Croatia.
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
No Ban on Gene Drives: UN Convention
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2018
United Nations members agree to some restrictions on the technology, but not a total suspension of its use.
Found: Missing Link in Whale Evolutionary History
Found: Missing Link in Whale Evolutionary History
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 29, 2018
A toothless whale fossil without signs of baleen could help explain how the whale filtration system evolved.
Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young
Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young
Diana Kwon | Nov 29, 2018
Without access to their mothers’ milk, Toxeus magnus offspring die within the first 10 days of life.
Image of the Day: Surprise!
Image of the Day: Surprise!
Kerry Grens | Nov 21, 2018
A 37-year-old simiang gibbon on birth control unexpectedly gave birth at the San Diego Zoo.
Image of the Day: Hair Brush
Image of the Day: Hair Brush
Catherine Offord | Nov 20, 2018
Cats’ tongues are covered in tiny spines called papillae, which help wick moisture from the mouth and onto the fur.
IUCN Red List Update Signals Hope for Gorillas
IUCN Red List Update Signals Hope for Gorillas
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 19, 2018
The status of the mountain gorilla is now endangered, an upgrade from critically endangered. Other species are becoming more threatened.