This Is How Quickly We're Killing the Planet

One million of the planet’s nearly 9 million species are facing extinction within decades, a new U.N. report says.


Biologists Have Started Their Attempt to Sequence the DNA of Every Living Thing on Earth

The Earth BioGenome Project aims to map the genome of 1.5 million plants, animals, and fungi.


Watch 'Species,' the 90s Scifi About a Sexy, Killer Alien Trying to Get Laid

More than twenty years after its release, the oft-roasted movie shines as an accidental satire that scares and arouses audiences of all ages.


The World Spent $14.4 Billion on Conservation, and It Actually Worked

Between 1992-2003, that investment led to a 29 percent decrease in the rate of biodiversity decline.


There Is Now a Species of Shrimp Named After Pink Floyd

Dark Side of the Shrimp?


How Wildlife Photographers Are Using Instagram to Save Earth's Endangered Species

A robust community of wildlife photographers is educating the masses about the delicate balance of Earth’s ecosystem.


‘De-Extinction’ Is a Bad Idea Because We Can’t Even Take Care of What We’ve Got

Bringing extinct animals back from the dead could hurt existing species, says a new report.


This Camouflaging Spider Will Make You Forever Suspicious of Dead Leaves

Researchers suspect the spiders might use the resemblance to hide from prey or predators.


There Are So Many Species Named After David Attenborough

And this butterfly makes one more.


Researchers Say More Than Half of Plant Specimens Could Have the Wrong Name

Distinguishing specimens from each other isn't always easy.


A Scientist Is Selling the Right to Name His Newly-Discovered Moth on eBay

But you can't just name a new species anything.


'Homo Naledi': A New Human-Like Species Could Change Our Ideas on Evolution

Researchers claim to have found a new, ancient human-like species.