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    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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    A Close Encounter with a Flame-Bright Egyptian Vulture

    On a bright March morning as wildlife photographer Oriol Alamany tucked into breakfast on the island of Socotra, an Egyptian vulture landed on a nearby rock. Caught without proper equipment, Alamany crawled across the ground to photograph the bird from below at close range with a small camera he kept in his pocket. The vulture […]

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    Torn Muscle? Hold the Drugs or Surgery—Massage May Be the Best Medicine

     If you’re an athlete—even a very occasional one—odds are you’ve dealt with a muscle injury at some point. After all, muscle injuries account for 10 to 55 percent of sports traumas. Often they’re just a nuisance—say, a minor strain that takes you a couple days to get back on your feet. But severely injured muscles, […]

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    All the Biomass on Earth

    Our planet supports 8.7 million species. Here’s how they break down.

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    A Lab of Her Own

    In her bedroom during WWII, she discovered how the nervous system is wired.

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    This Is Some Good Shit

    How the sewage plant in our nation’s capital spins human poop into fertilizer gold.