Cover of Oikos: Synthesizing Ecology

Oikos

The peer-reviewed ecological journal Oikos has nothing to do with the popular brand of Greek yogurt that shares its name.
The Blood Falls seeps from the end of the Taylor Glacier into Lake Bonney.

The Creepy “Blood Falls” of Antarctica

How Antarctica's "Blood Falls" were discovered.
A giant snail on a hand

Endangered Gorillas’ New Ally – Giant Snails

Giant snail farming may be the only hope to save an endangered gorilla species in Cameroon.
A desalination plant

Desalination: Drought Relief or Liability?

Is desalination a viable solution for California's water crisis?
Fire Salamander

Earth, Wind, and Fire Salamanders

Fire Salamanders' unusual connection to pharmacy
Illustrated Stegosaurus

Sex and the Stegosaurus

How do you sex a Stegosaurus? Look at its back plates.
Various vitamins of different sizes and colors

Do Vitamin Supplements Cause Cancer?

There's been a long history of research on vitamin supplements and their potential cancer risk.
Clasped hands

What Happens When You Crack Your Knuckles?

Where does the sound of cracking knuckles come from, and is it dangerous?
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LEICESTER UNIVERSITY COMFIRM THE SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND AT THE GREY FRIARS DIG ARE THAT OF RICHARD III

How Forensic Techniques Aid Archaeology

Scientific methods such as the DNA testing are associated with forensic science, but they are just as useful for archaeology as for criminology.