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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.

I Am Not a Monster

Science has turned the squid from a storied monster into a marvel.

Where the Wild Things Go

The remarkable travel itineraries of animals.

How to Hear Like a Champion Birder

Take a walk with the man building a Shazam for birds.

How We Really Tamed the Dog

A daring experiment builds a new tame species in just 60 years.