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Improbable Replications

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

Killing the Unkillable

Without new and transformative drugs, tuberculosis will persist.

Gray Seals and White Sharks Meet Anew

With the return of nearly-extinct Gray Seals to New England waters come rarely-sighted White Sharks.

Lessons from the Osprey Garden

Continued osprey success depends on abundant menhaden.

Barrens to Blueberries

One of the most damaged areas on the planet has been repaired, in part, by a lowly bush.

  • Improbable Replications

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

  • Killing the Unkillable

    Without new and transformative drugs, tuberculosis will persist.

  • Gray Seals and White Sharks Meet Anew

    With the return of nearly-extinct Gray Seals to New England waters come rarely-sighted White Sharks.

  • Lessons from the Osprey Garden

    Continued osprey success depends on abundant menhaden.

  • Barrens to Blueberries

    One of the most damaged areas on the planet has been repaired, in part, by a lowly bush.

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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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A Tenderfoot Explorer in New Guinea

Reminiscences of an Expedition for Birds in the Primeval Forests of the Arfak Mountains

  • Size and Shape

    The immutable laws of design set limits on all organisms.

  • Man—500,000 Years From Now

    A Scientific Attempt to Forecast What May Occur in the Future Evolution of Man

  • 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.

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

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  • 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

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