Passengers Long Gone
Martha, last of the passenger pigeons.
2014 is the International Year of Crystallography
UNESCO has declared 2014 to be the International Year of Crystallography.
The Mystery of Megasphaera
When did animals first come into being? It might have been millions of years earlier than we thought.
Recession Lessons from an Ancient Fossil Bed
In a 120-million-year-old rock in Northeast China, paleontologists made a remarkable find.
Infection Control 600 Years Before the CDC
Modern health authorities combating the Ebola virus in West Africa might look to medieval infection control for inspiration.
Is Marijuana Good for Public Health?
What if the rise in marijuana smoking prompted by legalization brings more than just tolerable negative side effects? What if it is actually good for public health?
Ole Rømer and the Speed of Light
September marks two significant dates in the early history of astronomy and physics—the birthday of Danish astronomer Ole Rømer ...
Long-Distance Migration: Everybody’s Doing It
The birds do it. The butterflies do it. And now we know that the dragonflies do to it, too: long-distance migration.
Happy 100th Birthday to the Journal of Parasitology!
This year, the Journal of Parasitology celebrates its 100th anniversary
Why Do Leaves Change Colors in the Fall?
Why do leaves change colors in fall?