Clicking with Your Kin
How sperm whale sounds are like team uniforms.
Where Have All the Snow Crabs Gone?
Eleven billion crabs vanished. Is climate change really to blame?
The Mystery of the Blue Whale Songs
Earth’s largest animals are singing in ever-lower tones, and nobody knows why.
The Invasion of the Super Insects
New generations of insects are devouring Earth’s forests. Humans helped breed them—can we help stop them?
The Hermaphrodite at the Bottom of the Sea
Far beneath the surface, an evolutionary paradox.
What Does a Fish Know?
One question for Jonathan Balcombe, a biologist who studies animal behavior.
Bioluminescence Is Nature’s Love Light
When sparks fly, new species follow.
To Stop Illegal Fishing, Send a Seabird
Illegal fishing is too big a problem for humans to handle alone.
That Snapper You’re Eating Might Be 80 Years Old
Shouldn’t we respect our animal elders, too?
What Do Dolphins Talk About?
In the latest episode of the Ignorance podcast, Diana Reiss takes us behind the scenes with some chatty dolphins.
How Darkness Can Illuminate the Insect Apocalypse
Insects may have been evolving to avoid light. So maybe we need to look harder for them.
Overthrowing the Patriarchy Through Ecstatic Sex
Zoologist Lucy Cooke uncovers the sexual power of females in the animal world.
What Oceanographers Can Learn From Their Animal Colleagues
When you need good data in rough seas, send in the elephant seals.