Articles by

Darren Incorvaia

On hot summer days, this thistle is somehow cool to the touch

In the mountains of southern Spain, one type of thistle plant seems to have built-in air conditioning....

This weird fern is the first known plant that turns its dead leaves into new roots

To get by in the waterlogged, low-nutrient soil of the Quebrada Chorro forest in western Panama, a...

Some honeybees in Italy regularly steal pollen off the backs of bumblebees

Honeybees rely on plant pollen as a protein-packed food source. And some are even willing to steal...

This first-of-its-kind palm plant flowers and fruits entirely underground

Palm trees are often associated with Hollywood Boulevard and tropical resorts, but their relatives in the palm...

Here’s how much fruit you can take from a display before it collapses

If you take more than 10 percent of the fruit in a stacked produce display —...

These are our favorite animal stories of 2023

From birds repurposing antiavian architecture to jellyfish that can learn, here are dispatches from the animal kingdom...

Electrical brain implants may help patients with severe brain injuries

For people with traumatic brain injuries, cognitive functions like memory, attention and mood regulation can become exceedingly...

One mountain in Brazil is home to a surprising number of these parasitic wasps

The tropics are teeming with life, tending to hold far more species than milder environments closer to...