Into the Blue Serengeti

The migrations of Pacific predators resemble those of African wildlife.

Bad Medicine

The sale of endangered wildlife products is a travesty, but not every rhino horn is what it seems.

The Murúa Code

Handmade textiles not only represent an ancient tradition, but remain a part of everyday life in many Andean cultures.

Tracking Tsunami Flotsam

Wind and currents determine where debris from the Japanese catastrophe has floated.

Fate of the Crocker Land Expedition

One hundred years ago, the search began for a mysterious Arctic territory.

Return to Gujarat

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The Beauty of Bodysnatching

Astley Cooper (1768–1841), an English surgeon and anatomist, is remembered for his contributions to vascular surgery and other specialties.

Do Plants Have Brains?

Some biologists argue that “neurobiology” has been too narrowly defined

Passing the Smell Test

In tracIng the skunk lIneage, appearances can be deceiving, so can odors

Red Wolf's Last Stand

A pioneering effort to restore a species to the wild continues, even as floodwaters rise and scientists debate the animal’s genetic heritage.

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