This week's short news bites features Earth-related headlines...

Scientists are looking at the shoulder blades of humans and our relatives to learn more about our ancestors.

Among octopuses, researchers are finding that the larger Pacific striped octopus is a bit of an oddball.

Today we kick off Science Today’s second annual Corvid Week.

How can you protect something you don't know exists? Improved documentation of sharks helps conservation effort.

Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Learn how and why cephalopods like octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish change colors.

Botanical gardens could be the key to educating and feeding a growing population.

Millipedes in California's mountain ranges use bioluminescence to avoid predators, but how did it originate?

Photo of pygmy sloth

An Academy researcher is studying the adorable, elusive pygmy sloth, a critically endangered species.

How do bombardier beetles create and survive their deadly blasts? (With bonus scientist interview)