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)

Our last post for Earth Day week—invasive lionfish push their way to Brazil.

One unique group of spiders tell a magnificent tale of the history of our planet...

Marine fossils may offer clues to future changes in the oceans.

By taking high resolution images of our collections, the Academy is making our specimens available to the world.

Specimens collected hundreds of years ago benefit from today's technology to aide conservation efforts.

A special Valentine's post featuring Ray "Bones" Bandar, and his wife, Alkmene.

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