Research News

At last, butterflies get a bigger, better evolutionary tree

For hundreds of years, butterfly collecting has often inspired a special kind of fanaticism, spurring lengthy expeditions, sparking rivalries and prompting some collectors to risk their fortunes and skins in their quest for the next elusive specimen....
This sandbar shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus, was photographed off the coast of Jupiter, Florida. Photo courtesy of David Snyder

2017 ‘average’ year for shark attacks, deaths

With 88 reported unprovoked shark attacks and five fatalities worldwide, 2017 was “just an average year,” according to the University of Florida International Shark Attack File. While the 88 reported attacks are slightly higher than the most recen...