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The Tricky Problem with Other Minds

How our mental states overlap with and diverge from those of other species.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Meerkat

What the rare cooperative species tells us about ourselves.

Tantalizing Creatures with Male and Female Genes

Gyandromorphs overturn traditional theories of sexual development.

A Eulogy for a Cow

How commodified animals die.

Hitler and the Naming of the Shrew

When zoologists tried to change the words for bat and shrew, the Führer was not amused.

Predators, Prey, and Vodka

Surveying muskoxen in the Russian far north.

The Antelope Killing Fields

Why did two thirds of all saiga antelope die in a couple months?

The Fish That Took a Century to Name

The unlikely story of Alfred Russel Wallace’s pike.

When Mollusks Fall in Love

Two stories from the remarkable work of Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas.