Meet NoraThe dreaming polar bear cub is now wide awake and cuter than ever.
Homeless in Super Bowl CitySan Francisco hides its homeless.
James Taylor’s Crate MusicThe musician reveals the sound in his big box.
Mind Your FingersRare, cute, incredibly dangerous hatchlings emerge at the Columbus Zoo.
Change Two Words, Include Half the PopulationA humble plea from a Canadian MP to include women in the country’s national anthem.
Hellcats of the DeepWorld War II planes find a second life on the ocean floor.
The Prey-in-the-Box TestResearchers gave 39 species food in a bolt-locked box. Many did not fare well.
The Bug CensusThe 62 different arthropod families found in the average Raleigh, North Carolina, home.
Goodbye to Sarah the Cheetah, the World’s Fastest Land AnimalShe once ran 100 meters in 5.95 seconds.
Judge These Books by Their CoversLiterary classics enjoy gorgeous makeovers.
Baby Giraffes Are Gangly, Awkward, and AdorableEvidence below.
If There Is Another Planet in the Solar System, How Did We Miss It?Hint: It would appear far dimmer than Pluto.
The Virtue of Failed ExperimentsHow a professor’s visit to a pediatric burn ward led to an unlikely breakthrough.
Name That Rare Aquatic CreatureNOAA scientists play an underwater name game.
A Tiny Robot That Escorts Slow Sperm to an EggIt could be an alternative to costly and complex in vitro fertilization.
How Researchers Got a Robot to Change Colors Like a ChameleonTiny surfaces are key.
Paddle Boarding With an OrcaAn aquatic close encounter.
A Rare Glimpse of America's Only Wild JaguarThis handsome feline just made his movie debut.
Why Shark Ate SharkThe famous shark-on-shark feeding at a Seoul aquarium wasn’t exactly normal behavior.
Why Dark-Furred Monkeys Give Birth to Orange BabiesAdorable results of “allomothering.”
The World’s Largest Bat Colony Takes FlightAn amazing exodus captured on video.
Floating ZenA new invention lets you hang bonsai trees in the air.
When Did Human Warfare Begin?A site in Kenya, uncovered after 10,000 years, points to a massacre among early hunter-gatherers.
How “Approved Odor Assessors” Guard Your New Car’s Smell At Ford, more than 100 parts make up a vehicle’s unique bouquet.
The Venus Flytrap Counts Its Victim’s FootstepsHow a panicked insect seals its own fate.
Why Do Dolphins Strand Themselves on Shore?An obvious, sad answer.
How to SkimBecome an expert longform article reader, in two minutes.
The Elephant and the Tractor DriverKham La, a rescue, has a particular affinity for a man at her nature park.
How to Display the Titanosaur, the Largest Creature That Ever Walked EarthIt’ll take two different rooms.
The Smallest Penguin Chick in the World Up CloseLittle Bowie can barely see yet.