More Stories in Life

  1. Animals

    Tiny treadmills reveal how fruit flies sprint

    Forcing fruit flies to move shows how the insects coordinate their steps. This holds clues to other animals’ brains and movement.

  2. Animals

    Corals may have been the first life forms to glow in the dark

    Ancestors of modern octocorals may have lit up the deep sea as far back as 540 million years ago.

  3. Animals

    Hibernating bumblebee queens can survive days of watery submersion

    Hibernating queen bumblebees survived accidental submersion, leading researchers to discover their surprising resilience to flooding.

  4. Animals

    Scientists Say: Endotherm and Ectotherm

    Endotherms use their own energy to maintain their internal temperature. Ectotherms use external heat sources to control their body temperature.

  5. Fossils

    Young fossil hunters discover rare teen T. rex

    In public view, scientists at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will prepare the fossil for display. Their work will take about a year.

  6. Animals

    Belugas can warp and wiggle their forehead fat like Jell-O

    Molding and moving this ‘melon’ may help the whales communicate.

  7. Plants

    Gene editing may help rice better withstand climate change

    Three genes may limit the ability of rice to handle dry or salty conditions. A Regeneron ISEF finalist shows that CRISPR could target and change them.

  8. Plants

    Flowers may electrically detect bees buzzing nearby

    The discovery may reveal how plants time nectar production and share information with neighboring blooms.

  9. Animals

    Phoenixes aren’t the only creatures to survive the flames 

    Although a phoenix that burns and lives is a myth, many living things on Earth don’t mind hot temperatures.