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Rebuilding Cayo Santiago

Eight months after Hurricane Maria, this unique field site is still in recovery.

Neuroeconomics

Brains combine critical, immediate payoffs with exceptional costs.

Profiling a Pandemic

Who were the victims of the Spanish flu?

Improbable Replications

Replaying evolution, often but not inevitably, yields similar outcomes. 

Killing the Unkillable

Without new and transformative drugs, tuberculosis will persist.

  • Rebuilding Cayo Santiago

    Eight months after Hurricane Maria, this unique field site is still in recovery.

  • Neuroeconomics

    Brains combine critical, immediate payoffs with exceptional costs.

  • Profiling a Pandemic

    Who were the victims of the Spanish flu?

  • Improbable Replications

    Replaying evolution, often but not inevitably, yields similar outcomes. 

  • Killing the Unkillable

    Without new and transformative drugs, tuberculosis will persist.

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shark fin

Sharks in Our Midst

Their cultural history, prehistory, social systems, and more.

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  • Voracious Evolution

    Discoveries of more complete remains of cartilagenous fishes have shed new light on the prehistory of sharks and their relatives.

  • Sociable Killers

    New studies of the white shark (aka great white) show that its social life and hunting strategies are complex

  • Sharks: Man-Eaters and Others

    With suggestions that Americans turn to economic account some of the smaller species of the Atlantic Coast

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Picks From the Past
bird's eye view

Mounting Horse Skeletons to Exemplify Different Gaits and Actions

A Glimpse behind the Scenes at the American Museum

  • What Are They Thinking?

    Characteristic facial expressions, postures, and movements are the key to an understanding of animal psychology and the soul of animal art.

  • A Fossil Comes to Life

    One of the most important zoological discoveries of the present century gives us a glimpse at the closest living relative of our fish-like ancestors.

  • Animals of Central Brazil

    Together with mention of the geographical work of the Roosevelt-Rondon South American expedition in exploring the “River of Doubt”

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Ignacius graybullianus

54-Million-Year-Old Skull Reveals Surprises about Early Evolution of Primate Brains

Nature.net

  • Rad Toys

    Science toys you can build or buy for you and the other kids in your life.

  • Best Things in Life

    Where to find Natural History archives and other free stuff

  • The Third R

    With the spotlight on ’rithmetic, there are now free online sites where you can practice your math skills.

  • Pain in the Knee

    Alternatives to surgery for treating joint pain from arthritis