How Hitchhiking Oysters Build New Reefs

In Australia, juvenile oysters hitch rides on mud whelks, subjecting them to a slow-motion death by starvation. Killer oysters. Sort of.

Justine E. Hausheer

Murder Hornets? Here Are 5 Other Scary Invasive Insects

Giant hornets aren't the only invasive insect you should worry about.

Matthew L. Miller

Horrifying True Stories of Insect Zombies

For insects, Zombieland is a very real and very horrifying fate.

Matthew L. Miller

Radio Tracking a Rare Crayfish

The Guyandotte crayfish was thought to be extinct. But it’s back.

John McCoy

Focus on Native Bees, Not Honey Bees

Everyone knows pollinators are in trouble, but almost all the attention is on non-native honey bees.

Chris Helzer

The Strange Sex Life of Freshwater Mussels

The mussel’s sedentary lifestyle presents, well, certain mating challenges.

Matthew L. Miller

There’s a Plague in Our Oceans. Can Ecosystem Services Help?

Big disease outbreaks are making our ocean biota sick, from corals with spots and halos to starfish melting away

Drew Harvell

The Surprising Fireflies of the Western US

Fireflies in Utah canyons? Ed Abbey thought so, and now so do researchers.

Kris Millgate

The Real Reason You See Earthworms After Rain

It’s not what you think.

Matthew L. Miller

Can Cities Replace Wildlands for Pollinators?

New research shows that green space in cities could provide vital habitat for pollinators.

Christine Peterson

In Pictures: Saving Papua New Guinea’s Sea Cucumbers

View photographs from our reporter’s journey to Manus, where local communities are taking sustainable sea cucumber management into their own hands.

Justine E. Hausheer

Monarchs Are Disappearing in the Western US. What’s Happening?

Migrating western butterflies declined 85 percent between 2017 and 2018. What’s going on?

Kris Millgate