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How can we avoid megafires? A healthy stretch of forest near Lake Tahoe hints that active management is key.
Study shows flattie spiders turn to capture their prey at a speed nearly three times faster than an eye blink.
As timberland converts to cannabis, spotted and barred owls test positive for rat poison.
Academy team joins Malaysian colleagues to survey region’s rich biodiversity; data to support UNESCO nomination.
The Academy's second annual wildlife photo competition now accepting submissions.
A brownbanded bamboo shark lays viable egg—with healthy pup—after 45-month seclusion from males.
In 2014, the California Academy of Sciences added 221 new plant and animal species to our family tree.
Upcoming planetarium show takes audiences on a journey through the vast networks of life on Earth.
Academy scientists use next-generation sequencing technology to refine a turtle “tree of life.”
Recent hatches highlight the success of captive breeding programs in sustaining genetically healthy populations.
iNaturalist.org's new series of maps connects the network's community to the natural world like never before.
Dr. Michelle Trautwein lends fly expertise to study on the evolution of insects.
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