Jesslyn Shields is a freelance science writer working out of Athens, Georgia. She writes about brand new research for HowStuffWorks. Since 2010, Jesslyn's written science news and content for educational videos, because she loves to always have something new to yammer on about at parties. You can find her online at www.jesslynshields.com
Bees get a lot of credit for pollinating important food crops, but they get a lot of secret help from their nocturnal friends, the moths.
The elephant hawk moth is breathtakingly beautiful as an adult, but as a baby ... not so much.
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a, the colorful little fish with the craaaaazy long name, is Hawaii's state fish, but it wasn't always.
Piranhas are some of the most feared fish in the world, but is their reputation for ferocity a bit overblown?
The deadly Asian giant hornet, the largest hornet in the world, was spotted in the U.S. for the first time in late 2019. You'll want to stay far away from this creature. Its nickname? The "murder hornet."
We're all hearing the words 'antibody' and 'antibody testing' way more than we ever thought we would in the normal course of a day, so what exactly are we talking about?
The moon has seen a lot in its 4.5 million years of life, and a detailed new geologic map serves as testament.
Mayflies have the shortest adult life span of any animal, but swarms of them can still be seen on weather radar.
A hospital stay can be a stressful experience for anybody, and especially for a child. But a smiling new robot named Robin plays games, tells stories and comforts children in need of a friend.
Cytokine storm syndrome can turn a normally functioning immune system into an enemy more dangerous than the virus it's trying to dispatch.
We make a big deal about modern humans being smarter than Neanderthals, but, really, are we?
You could be excused for thinking that, of course, all animals breathe oxygen to live. Because it wasn't until very recently that scientists discovered the only multicellular animal that doesn't. Meet Henneguya salminicola.
A research team has found that water acts strangely on an air-drying towel, which contributes to its signature stiffness.
Entropy is the disorder of a system, but that means a lot more than making a mess of a room.
Anosmia, or the loss of the ability to detect one or more smells, is a common symptom of upper respiratory viral infections. It might also be a way to tell if you have novel coronavirus.
They both have prehistoric looking shells and squatty legs, but how are they different?
Fruit flies are annoying, but we also owe them a huge debt of scientific gratitude.
A bright pink manta ray named Inspector Clouseau is causing a splash on the runway of the Great Barrier Reef.
It's a super-fun science experiment, not a recipe for elephant dental hygiene.
Locusts are just mild-mannered grasshoppers until they swarm up and become monstrous. In parts of the world, locust plagues are becoming a way of life.
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