Explore Science offers a window into our scientific collections and highlights the people, issues, and scientific breakthroughs that are redefining how we understand—and protect—life on Earth.
Academy researchers investigate how climate change affects California's grapes and the wine industry.
Will there be enough food as we reach 9 billion people on this planet?
The Afar region in Ethiopia has played host to some of the world's most important hominin discoveries.
Unraveling Human Origins
Using new techniques, scientists are uncovering more information from a fossil of a human ancestor.
How small can life get? Researchers are getting closer to finding out.
Why are the oceans becoming more acidic and how does that threaten biodiversity?
How much plastic is in the ocean and where is it found?
Genomics provides evidence for the role of selection in the diversification of fishes.
A special Valentine's post featuring Ray "Bones" Bandar, and his wife, Alkmene.
Academy researcher John McCosker talks about local sharks and efforts to protect them.
Academy scientists describe some of the spectacular organisms that can be discovered in the shallows.
A newly discovered frog can change textures from smooth to "punk rocker" in a matter of minutes!
By taking high resolution images of our collections, the Academy is making our specimens available to the world.
The dottyback, a small reef fish, can use mimicry to fool multiple species of prey.
Spring equinox myths and truths...