Mike McBirney / Monarch Butterflies In the Pacific Northwest Facebook Page

A butterfly, born and raised in the Treasure Valley, has flown all the way to the Pacific coast.

The monarch, nicknamed Monet, is part of a Washington State University study that tags and follows the winged invertebrates during their life cycle.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

A new satellite from NASA launching soon will look for exoplanets in our universe. One of the scientists involved in the search is coming to Boise.

Anna King / Northwest News Network

Winemakers are hyper-focused when it comes to the environmental factors that influence the way their product is made. Soil, climate and location all affect wine grapes. Now, there’s evidence that wildfire smoke alters the way a wine tastes – regardless of the flavor of the grapes at harvest.

Boise State University

Boise State’s physics department is opening up its newly refurbished observatory for some stargazing Friday night, along with an evening of research into how galaxies form.

Brian Day / NASA Ames Research Center

Idaho is gearing up for a "super blue blood moon" on Wednesday, though the name might be a bit misleading. That’s when three celestial events happen all at the same time.

Kathy Lopez / Intermountain Bird Observatory

A study that started in Idaho is expanding across eight western states in an effort to help imperiled short-eared owls. Little is known about these unique birds.

April Mantha

Students at the College of Western Idaho have wrapped up a five-year project of mapping and recording hundreds of petroglyphs in Celebration Park near Melba.

A science class at Boise State University is hosting its own storytelling podcast. Part of the goal is to show that science nerds are people too.

Bureau of Reclamation

Bison fossils stored at the Idaho Museum of Natural History are getting a new life online as digital 3-D scans. It’s an attempt to make the specimens available to everyone.

Bill Ingalls / NASA

This Sunday, Idahoans will be treated to a bigger, brighter moon in the evening sky. It's called a supermoon and it only happens once this year.

Dr. Stephen Parke / Northwest Nazarene University

A satellite built by Northwest Nazarene University students will launch into space in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. The experiment will help NASA find out the best kind of plastics to use on future satellites.

College of Idaho/Boise State University

Friends and neighbors of former Governor Cecil ​Andrus want to preserve his legacy by naming a new species of plant after him.

John Thurston / College of Idaho

Hikers and backpackers are often familiar with giardia, a nasty parasite that can contaminate water sources. Now researchers at the College of Idaho and Boise State University are working on new drugs to fight or kill the bug that can leave campers in intense intestinal distress.

C. C. Chapman / Flickr Creative Commons

When we think of finite resources, it’s not likely that sand comes to mind. But according to new research from Jodi Brandt at Boise State, a global sand shortage could have big implications for growing communities like the Treasure Valley.

College of Idaho/Boise State University

Professors at Boise State University and the College of Idaho have found a new species of plant that’s been hiding in plain sight in the Boise Foothills.