Christmas Bird Count and Citizen Science Through The Years

The Christmas Bird Count is upon us! From Dec. 14 until Jan. 5, birders of all stripes will be participating in a long-running "citizen science" project.

Within The Animal Kingdom, Sometimes Father Knows Best

Who’s your daddy? If you’re a giant salamander, he’s the one who fanned your nest with his tail, of course.

Help is on the Way for Snakebite Victims

Researchers have developed a way to identify the species of snake through a DNA swab of the bite, without killing it.

Driving the Evolution of Cliff Swallows

Charles R. Brown and Mary Bomberger Brown have been studying cliff swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) in southwestern Nebraska since the early 1980s.
Vultures on tree

How The Near Extinction of Indian Vultures Led to Disaster

The populations of the nine species of Indian vultures began to plummet in the 1990s

Baby Sea Turtles and the “Lost Year”

Scientists have a way to follow baby sea turtles during their frantic first hours of life.
Reese Witherspoon as "Cheryl Strayed" in WILD.

A Way in the Wilderness: The Pacific Crest Trail

The movie version of Cheryl Strayed’s searing memoir “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” starring ...

Lights! Camera! Anglerfish!

For the first time, scientists have footage of the black sea devil anglerfish Melanocetus sp. in its natural environment.

Do Adults Need to Drink Milk?

Do we really need to drink so much milk?