The science behind why leaves change color in autumn

What makes the rainbow of colours?

These termites don’t need males, thank you very much

Female power!

Perfectly preserved parasitic wasps were found inside their unlucky hosts

New powerful scanning technology has made this find possible.

New Zealand penguins can parent and then swim 6,000 km

What super-parents.

A palace-city in Iraq produced its own ornamental glass a thousand years ago

They were clearly skilled glass-makers.

A new look at an old fossil reveals how lemurs could have evolved

A fascinating prospect.

Natural preservatives are more effective and healthy than artificial preservatives

It’s a win-win!

Tiny phytoplankton may be able to change the weather

Strength in numbers.

New pesticide found to be as harmful to bumblebees as used pesticides

We need a better solution.

Lizards can only regrow imperfect tails due to faulty stem cells

Scientists couldn’t make head or tail of it before.

Flowers have likely been producing heavenly scents for millions of years

Would you care for some eau d’Dinosaur?

Bermuda fireworms glow in a one-of-a-kind way

Glow your own way.

Annual killifish get the prize for youngest sexually mature vertebrate

Live fast, die young.

New 3D model treats avalanches as both solid and liquid to get most accurate results

A new way to predict the natural disasters.

Naked mole-rat kings and queens challenge what we know about aging

Having babies actually makes them live longer.

Long-term exposure to sunscreen chemicals disrupts zebrafish embryo development

Sunscreen is good for us, not so good for sea creatures.

CRISPR was used to change a butterfly’s wing color

A switch from brown to yellow.

A “textbook changing” new form of photosynthesis has been discovered

A major discovery!

Platypus hormone could be useful in treating type 2 diabetes

The unique critters also have a special hormone.

A new way to know if you’ll catch the flu

The first flu biomarker.