We all live in a yellow submarine named Boaty McBoatface

The sub with the silly name does real science and generates real excitement.

These wondrous sea wolves swim for miles and live off the watery wilds

In a remote stretch of rainforest on Canada’s Pacific coast, a unique population of wolves has taken to a life of the sea.

Photo: Humpback whale feeding with the sheerwaters

Getting lunch, whale-style.

Photo: Industrious beaver takes care of business

Those little feet!

Chickens may help solve the mysteries of the human eye

A new study on chicken embryos may help researchers understand how humans developed their sensitive daylight vision.

Photo: Caterpillar’s eyespots give predators pause

Nature shows its sly side with the fake eyes of a saddleback’s tuckus.

10 animals that outlive humans by a long shot

We may be the species most full of folly, but these long-lived animals get the last laugh.

Photo: Little bear takes the cake for cuteness

Our photo of the day features a grinning bear cub frolicking in the water. We win!

10 extraordinary nature photos from the BigPicture photography competition

From oddly sleeping whales to the surreal life of baby pandas, the winners of California Academy of Sciences’ photo contest show the majesty of life on Earth.

Time to move to the moon, says Stephen Hawking

Convinced that our time on Earth is short, the astrophysicist says we should (and could) hit the moon within 30 years.