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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.
From stunning aerial views to rarely-seen underwater wonders, images represent best in nature photography
Snapshot Cal Coast (6/23–7/2) encourages citizen scientists to connect with nature and explore the coast
Museum stands up for climate leadership and commits to zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025
Researchers return from the Philippines with new species discoveries and deeper insights into threatened reefs.
Summer music series to feature Connan Mockasin, Electric Guest, Ryan Hemsworth, and more
Dr. Michelle Trautwein’s team travels to its fifth continent, Australia, to inspect our tiniest roommates.
Two Thalassodromeus pterosaurs with impressive 14-foot wingspans swoop down to catch Rhacolepis fish in their toothless jaws in this large diorama showing a detailed re-creation of a dramatic Cretaceous seascape located at the present-day Araripe Basin in northeast Brazil. ©AMNH/R. Mickens
New exhibit showcases the incredible diversity of these prehistoric flying reptiles
Citizen scientists from across the country submit over 120,000 iNaturalist observations.
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