How Do Large Desert Animals Find Water?

An animated coyote (left) and a camel (right) face each other on rolling sand dunes. Hovering above their heads is the word "H20," which is crossed out.

Large wildlife have a more difficult time keeping cool and hydrated, and have adapted differently to survive in arid ecosystems. From coyotes to tortoises to camels, Owen Megura explains some unique survival tactics large animals have evolved in the harsh conditions of their desert habitat in this short animation.

The ‘Core Four’ Cloud Formations

An anthropomorphic ice crystal and water droplet hover in the sky among gusts of wind and scattered clouds.

Though no two clouds ever look the same, each fit into one of four different categories depending on their altitude, density, and temperature! patterns they might portend.

What’s Killing The Mekong Giant Catfish?

Eight pieces of fish-shaped candy sit in a stylized river made of yarn and glass pebbles.

Meet the Mekong Giant Catfish, which can weigh up to 770 pounds, has no teeth, and looks absolutely ridiculous. But they’re disappearing quickly — having been listed by the IUCN as a critically endangered species in 2011.

Women In STEM Series Presents: Dr. Jenny Ouyang

Jenny Ouyang smiles in a red dress and a white hat.

Dr. Jenny Ouyang is an ecologist at UNR, studying how animals adapt to changing environmental conditions. We spoke with her about her career and the challenges she has faced as a woman of color in STEM.