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Without large herbivores, the wilderness would be a wasteland.
In Ethiopia, evolution is not a threat to people of faith.
A lesson in home improvement.
Near the end of my long career, I want to save the animal that started it.
Call the daring marine biologist and paleontologist “Professor Nautilus.”
House finches, Costco, and remaking the American wild.
Why we can’t get our water supply free of drugs.
DNA barcodes could keep restaurants honest.
Building new lands requires sacrifice.
How a determined scientist taught an ancient species to migrate again.
Engineer Joshua Pearce explains how to feed 7 billion people after a global catastrophe.
I was puzzled by the artist’s photographs of my home in the Amazon—then I looked again.
In the search for subatomic particles, it helps to know what you’re looking for.
A photographer’s quest for the unexpected.
It’s true that we haven’t seen alien life, but neither have we seen much of the universe.
When I traveled south to research fire ants, I discovered a different kind of hive.
How silence affects the scientists who study it.
It’s pretty obvious that dogs have sharper ears and cats a keener sense of smell than we do. But as powerful these senses are, they are merely keener versions of the ones we humans possess.…Read More
Some people gaze at the Mississippi River and see the majesty of nature: a mighty waterway that carved a path through our continent, draining the vast plains between the Rockies and the…Read More
The last passenger pigeon died just over a century ago, though they’ve lived on as symbols—of extinction’s awful finality, and also of a human carelessness so immense that it could…Read More
We have long known that we can catch germs while traveling. Recent years have shown that we can also bring home bed bugs. This holiday season, a PLoS One study informs us that by merely…Read More