Plant of the Month: The Pawpaw

The pawpaw is finding champions again after colonizers' dismissal, increasing globalization and economic needs.
Euhadra snails mating

The Surprisingly Egalitarian Love Lives of Dart-Inseminating Garden Snails

Mating snails shoot each other with sperm barbs—but very nicely.
Salmo trutta (Brown trout)

To Study Today’s Ecosystems, Look to History

An unlikely source of data about the decline of trout in modern Spain: a book from the 1850s.
A Rosy-breasted Longclaw specimen

How Ornithologists Figured Out How to Preserve Birds

A very nineteenth-century-science problem: lots of decaying avian specimens.
Black-Tip Reef Sharks in shallow water lagoon, Fakarava, Tahiti

Sharks Are Hiding from Scientists in Plain Sight—Almost

Marine biologists need to count sharks to save them, but the common practice of using video cameras to record populations could be improved.

Plant of the Month: Robusta Coffee

What’s there to love about “bad” coffee? For much of the world, plenty.
A bull elk searches for food beneath the snow in Yellowstone National Park

The Slaughter of Elk at Yellowstone National Park

And how it changed Park Service policy.
Aerial View of Boreal Nature Forest in Summer, Quebec, Canada

Climate Change’s Dangerous Effects on the Boreal Forest

The forest's unique ecosystem protects the world's largest carbon sink—the Earth's permafrost layer. But for how much longer?
42nd Street in Manhattan, New York

Could More Urban Trees Mitigate Runoff and Flooding?

With climate change comes more flooding. As cities confront the risks and potential damages, trees could become even more important.

Dude, There Are Sand Flies That Consume Cannabis

Could these blood-sucking pests actually have the munchies?