The Weird, Wondrous and Vulnerable American Horseshoe Crab

Can the horseshoe crab, an animal that has survived largely unchanged for 450 million years, continue its remarkable record of longevity in a world dominated by humans? Maybe. Maybe not.

Cara Cannon Byington

Weird and Unbelievable Facts About Earwigs

From caring mothers to strange courtship, earwigs are full of surprises.

Matthew L. Miller

Death and Drama Among the Cicada Killers

Cicada killers are fearsome insects, but other species have adopted ingenious ways to exploit them.

Edward Ricciuti

Bahamian Queen Conch: Fishers & Scientists Share Knowledge for a Sustainable Fishery

Queen conch are at risk. Bahamas fishers and scientists are helping.

Serena Lomonico

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