Water bear is the friendlier name for a tiny creature so resilient it is able to survive in winter ice and the deepest of oceans.
The geometric form of pollen – the male part of the higher plants – is as strikingly beautiful as the plants from which they come.
A theory gone unheeded for decades finally came to the attention of the scientific community and struck gold in 2003, when bones of a new, pygmy-sized hominin species were discovered on the island of Flores, Indonesia.
In 2014, the Limnonectes larvaepartus, or tadpole-laying frog, was finally characterised as a new species, 25 years since the first individual was discovered in the Wartabone National Park in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Whether they are tied into place as the weaver's imagination wanders, or aligned in code-like calculations, the minuscule knots of a carpet narrate tales of an ancient craft and those who keep it alive.
Looking somewhere in between a spider, a lobster and a roach, the pseudoscorpion is the stuff of nightmares.
Earth’s dust dynamics are a complex and poorly understood part of our natural world, and dust storms are merely the most noticeable phenomena.
Avalanche victims are more likely to perish than survive. If a glacier is a frozen river, then an avalanche is a flooding torrent that blankets the slopes.