A look at the night-blooming cereus, a group of cactus flowers that make a one-night appearance and then disappear.
After years of studying eels, a researcher managed to experience something unexpected when he set out to study their ability to create an electric circuit.
Hybridization has nearly wiped out bird species in the past, so researchers studied whether mallard ducks could put pressure on less-common Mottled ducks.
Scientists offer a comprehensive look at the chemical warfare that makes us cry when we cut into an onion.
Scientists found in the remote rain forests in British Columbia that letting people hunt more moose led to fewer wolves and more endangered mountain caribou.
The light and dark created when the moon blocks the sun create great confusion for human vision — and for the machines we make.
Turtle-headed sea snakes that live closer to humans develop darker skin, which may be like a pollution trap that they shed.
A study of the bacteria that proliferate in kitchen sponges alarmed many readers. But do not despair, there are some simple solutions.
Although they form chains to swim as a collective, these gelatinous marine organisms use uncoordinated strokes when not in danger, a study finds.
Researchers found that microwaving, boiling or throwing used sponges in the dishwasher encouraged the proliferation of its strongest microbes.