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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.

The Sunland Grizzly

By the 1920s, California had lost all of its grizzly bears—once considered a distinct species and an emblem of the state.

Death by Affluence?

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Trash Revisited

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After terrestrial hermit crabs remodel snail shells, the superior homes become fiercely contested among later generations.

White on White

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Releasing Rivers

Once all the rage to build, more and more dams are coming down

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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.