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Extravagant Weaponry

Conspicuous armaments are good visual proxies for fighting ability.

Superheroes of the Night Skies

Bats, reservoirs for such viruses as Ebola, are increasingly villainized and require special conservation.

Nomads No More

After centuries of moving through the Irish countryside, a group known as Travellers has come to rest.

World Changers 3.0

Algae, plants and humans: three groups of organisms that used chemistry to change the planet.

Life on the Edge

Peaks protected fifty years ago by the Wilderness Act no longer keep mountain goats safe from human impact.

  • Extravagant Weaponry

    Conspicuous armaments are good visual proxies for fighting ability.

  • Superheroes of the Night Skies

    Bats, reservoirs for such viruses as Ebola, are increasingly villainized and require special conservation.

  • Nomads No More

    After centuries of moving through the Irish countryside, a group known as Travellers has come to rest.

  • World Changers 3.0

    Algae, plants and humans: three groups of organisms that used chemistry to change the planet.

  • Life on the Edge

    Peaks protected fifty years ago by the Wilderness Act no longer keep mountain goats safe from human impact.

Samplings

Dropping the Bomb on Poaching

Radiocarbon dating of elephant tusks can help identify illegal ivory. 

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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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Rains of Fishes

A compilation of the evidence that fishes occasionally fall from the sky

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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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Conspicuous armaments are good visual proxies for fighting ability.

Bats, reservoirs for such viruses as Ebola, are increasingly villainized and require special conservation.

After centuries of moving through the Irish countryside, a group known as Travellers has come to rest.

Algae, plants and humans: three groups of organisms that used chemistry to change the planet.