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No Taming the Shrew

Good thing for us it’s small, because this predator gives no quarter to its quarry.


Stormy Weather

An Internet guide to extreme weather

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Butterfly Effect

An Internet guide to butterflies for professionals and enthusiasts alike


The Fungus Kingdom

An Internet guide to the world of fungi



An Internet guide to the evolution of plants


A Legacy on the Chesapeake Bay

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Rational Fear

As human populations expand and lions’ prey dwindles, the poorest people—and hungriest lions—pay the price.



An Internet guide to tracking and tagging the animal world

Building Panama

Florida Museum study shows that the Isthmus of Panama was formed by plate tectonics.

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Uneven handedness

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