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.
In a drier world, how can we use water more intelligently?
Dealing with Drought
Satellites provide data that reveal just how much water California needs to get out of the drought.
Conservationists are using new technologies to help protect nature.
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory is starting to measure fluctuations of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.
Where do West Coast loggerhead sea turtles travel in their youth?
Could the deadly chytrid fungus wipe out Madagascar's unique frogs?
There is fear that a new lethal fungal disease in Europe will spread to North America's salamanders.
Living deep in the "twilight zone," this fish is often found swimming upside-down near cave roofs and overhangs.
Exploring the Twilight Zone
Scientists are using advanced rebreather technology to dive deeply into unexplored areas of the ocean.
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.
If you live in California, you're pretty much surrounded by weeds, but which plants qualify as weeds and why?
Can the high seas be sustainably managed to protect it from overfishing?
By managing local risks of ocean acidification on shellfish, we may find solutions.
Some solutions to going carbon neutral or even carbon negative...
Our favorite space-related headlines from the past week.