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Think You're Bad at Math? Your Brain Does it Automatically!

Artwork by Sara Rivas Like all the senses, hearing is pretty involunt ary. Much of it is on autopilot. H ow loud is that voice? Wh...

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Roses are red, violets are blue, because flowers need sunscreen and pollinators too

Flower petals, like the pink and white ones above, are a display to attract animals like bees, moths, birds, and even lemurs, who car...

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Why a Bit of Noise in Your Noggin Is Normal

For years, researchers dismissed the brain’s background activity as useless noise. Now, the past researchers’ trash is the current researc...

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Stalk-Eyed Fly: Stretching the Imagination of Axon Elongation

Artwork by Matthew Ross If you think the hammerhead shark has a weird head, you should check out the stalk-eyed fly. The stalk-eyed fly...

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Oak tree & resurrection fern

The southern live oak, Quercus virginiana , is found in the southeast United States. The one pictured above is an over 300 year o...

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