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Brandon Keim

  • How “My Octopus Teacher” Defied Convention

    Craig Foster reflects on a relationship that changed his connection to the natural world.

  • He Did Right by Animals. And Didn’t Take Bull from Anyone.

    Bernard Rollin was a pioneer in animal rights. He left us with this scalding interview.

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    Did Cars Rescue Our Cities From Horses?

    Debating a modern parable about waste and technology.

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    Nature’s Fear Factor

    Ecologists argue balance is maintained by predators on the prowl.

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    How “My Octopus Teacher” Defied Convention

    Craig Foster reflects on a relationship that changed his connection to the natural world.

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    Octopuses Find New Hunting Buddies

    Animals are teaming up to adapt to a changing world.

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    The Pandemic Can’t Lock Down Nature

    The wilderness offers not just escape but reassurance.

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    The Pandemic Can’t Lock Down Nature

    The nonhuman world is free of charge; sunlight is a disinfectant, physical distance easily maintained, and no pandemic can suspend it. Nature offers not just escape but reassurance.Photograph by Tim Zurowski / Shutterstock Needing to clear my head, I went down to the Penobscot River. There they were, swimming with the mergansers, following an early […]

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    Where to See the Real Living Dead

    Everyone knows forests are alive, but Suzanne Simard, who studies complex, symbiotic networks, helps us see that life anew. Even dying, for a tree, is not what it seems.Photograph by Tomasz Wrzesien / Shutterstock Talk of “Mother Trees,” from a scientist studying plant life, can sound fanciful, like something out of a fairy tale. Suzanne […]

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    Never Underestimate the Intelligence of Trees

    Plants communicate, nurture their seedlings, and get stressed.