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When a natural disaster isn’t a disaster

When a natural disaster isn’t a disaster

Humans often do more harm than good when we try to rebuild damaged landscapes

By | Posted April 17, 2017

Turning roundworms into flatworms

Turning roundworms into flatworms

A recent study on roundworms identified the hormone responsible for burning fat, marking the latest discovery in a convoluted, century-long search

By | Posted April 10, 2017

De-extinction debunked: what we didn’t learn from Jurassic Park

De-extinction debunked: what we didn’t learn from Jurassic Park

Extinct species may soon be resurrected — but just because we can doesn’t mean we’re ready for them

By | Posted March 22, 2017

Majestic birds or rats with wings?

Majestic birds or rats with wings?

The ubiquitous city pigeon may not deserve its bad reputation

By | Posted November 25, 2016

The inner lives of fish

The inner lives of fish

If fish feel pain and pleasure, what should we do?

By | Posted November 7, 2016

Paleontology: Now in Technicolor!

Paleontology: Now in Technicolor!

Psittacosaurus is the latest dinosaur to be reconstructed in its original hues

By | Posted October 3, 2016

Fishing for DNA

Fishing for DNA

A genetic technique offers new perspective on life in New York City’s rivers

By | Posted August 1, 2016

Butting heads over rhino horns

Butting heads over rhino horns

Conservationists are furious as South Africa moves to reinstitute domestic horn trade

By | Posted May 18, 2016

Natural gas versus natural beauty

Natural gas versus natural beauty

An Appalachian battle rages over a pipeline route through sensitive salamander habitats

By | Posted May 2, 2016

Protecting wildlife in the thick of it

Protecting wildlife in the thick of it

$100 million refuge proposed to shelter iconic rabbits and other thicket species

By | Posted April 18, 2016

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