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Extent of aquatic-associated spider species suggests they’re pre-adapted to watery environments.
New fossil animal named after the goddess Athena shows how sea lilies’ arms evolved.
From geckos to goblin spiders, flowering plants, and island ants, these new species grow Earth's tree of life.
World-class international photo competition awards captivating wildlife and conservation images.
The Academy marks a decade of science and discovery with special anniversary events.
Scientists team up to quantify the “dark data” in fossil collections.
Dr. Todd Braje, anthropologist, joins the Academy’s Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability.
In honor of the Academy's tenth anniversary, museum will offer free admission to all during three-day period.
A team of researchers takes a closer look at the state of the Great Barrier Reef.
Over 700 3D scientific specimens and artifacts from the museum’s world-renowned collection now available online.
The California Academy of Sciences hires Dr. Pim Bongaerts as its newest curator and coral biologist.
The Academy is pleased to announce the election of Elizabeth “Liebe” Patterson as the new chair of its board.
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