Jonathan Zemmer

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In 'Soul Of An Octopus,' An Invertebrate Steals Our Hearts

Once a month, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i> includes animals as a category in its best-selling books list. This past Sunday, an invertebrate cracked the top group.<p>Coming in 10th — after books about birds, dogs, wolves, sheep and elephants — was Sy Montgomery's <i>The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising</i> …

Zoology

Good Vibrations Key To Insect Communication

Animals, including humans, feel sound as well as hear it, and some of the most meaningful audio communication happens at frequencies that people can't hear. Elephants, for example, use these low-frequency rumbles to, among other things, find family or a mate across long distances. Whales do it, too.<p>…

Clever Octopus Mimics a Fish

When it comes to blending in, the Atlantic longarm octopus is a pro, expertly changing color to match the sea floor. But when invisibility just won't …

Scientists Use Cloning to Create Embryonic Stem Cells

It’s a major scientific breakthrough, and it could lead to new treatments for diseases like Parkinson’s and diabetes — but this development also …

Scientists create gene-edited pigs, now immune to deadly virus

Scientists believe they may have found the answer to combat a deadly pig virus which costs the pork industry billions of dollars a year. They say by …

15 Confusing Plant and Animal Misnomers

People have always given names to the plants and animals around us. But as our study of the natural world has developed, we've realized that many of …

Butterflies remember a mountain that hasn't existed for millennia

Geology is what we look to when we want enduring monuments. Rock and metal outlast anything made of living tissue. Or do they? In another example of …

Could Lonesome George 'return' from extinction?

Lonesome George was the last surviving tortoise on Pinta Island in the Galapagos. Charles Darwin was the last scientist to see Floreana Island tortoises. But now both species could be "restored"<p>When Lonesome George died, the world mourned: gone was the last tortoise on that Galapagos island, and …

Environmental science: Agree on biodiversity metrics to track from space

Ecologists and space agencies must forge a global monitoring strategy, say Andrew K. Skidmore, Nathalie Pettorelli and colleagues.<p>Subject …

Pop-Up Books Make Environmental Science Easy-Peasy For Kids

For the average school kid, weighty, wonky topics like conservation, climate change and the circular economy might sound off-putting, if not downright dull. Yet Christiane Dorion has sold millions of children's books about these very concepts.<p>The trick? She never mentions them. "You can teach …

These Are The Most Spectacular Nature Photographs Of The Year

The history of the Royal Society goes back to 1660. Since then, they have been at the forefront of communicating, recognizing, and supporting the …

Award-Winning Photos Show Just How Breathtaking Biology Can Be

The 10 images represent some of the best nature photography in the world.<p>You've probably never seen a group of tadpoles look so beautiful.<p>The winning photos in the inaugural Royal Society Publishing photography competition offer an unprecedented look at some of the often overlooked nuances of the …