How does mimicry work in butterflies? Academy researcher Durrell Kapan and his colleagues have found the answer in one butterfly's genome.
Lightweight, mobile microscopes are not only being used in third world countries to diagnose disease, but also in classrooms to get kids excited about science.
A video showing how the scientific process is not a linear step-by-step process but rather can be illustrated with a flow chart. Follow scientist through this dynamic process as they discover a new species of spider found in a cave. [5:53]
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory are hoping that nuclear fusion will become an energy source in the near future. [2:11]
The non-profit B612 Foundation aims to build, launch, and operate the first privately funded deep space mission-a space telescope in orbit around the Sun that will map the inner Solar System in search of asteroids that could impact Earth.
Take a peek into the Academy's Center for Comparative Genomics with the lab's director, Brian Simison. Learn how cutting-edge technology is changing the way our scientists work.
Dr. Peter Fritsch, Curator, Department of Botany at the California Academy of Sciences, describes how over the period of 10 years he and colleagues discovered the first carnivorous plant species known to trap and digest worms underground using adhesive leaves.
Studying the evolutionary history of viruses Shannon Bennet is facinated by the life history of parasitism. Where do these Viruses occur in nature, how many of them are there, and how do they switch into new hosts?