The Improbable Fanged Deer of Afghanistan

Last seen more than a half century ago, a rare fanged deer has been rediscovered in Afghanistan

Arms Races Among (Other) Animals

While the concept of an arms race might seem uniquely human, it is actually widely documented in the rest of the animal kingdom as well.

Mushrooms!

Mushrooms may seem like humble life forms, but they are very much wrapped up in the human experience.

Back from Extinction, But Not Safe: Captive Breeding Restores a Giant Galapagos Tortoise

The Española giant tortoise, once feared extinct, has a viable population again.

When Faced with Competition, Florida Lizards Simply Evolve Faster

When faced with an invasive competitor, Florida anole lizards took only 15 years to evolve a response.

A New Species of Frog Sings in New York City

A new species of frog has been identified in the wilds of New York City

When Chestnuts Ruled Our Forests

Once plentiful, chestnuts were virtually extirpated from the forests of eastern North America by WWII.

The Secret Lives of Giraffes

Despite being such conspicuous animals, researchers still know surprisingly little about giraffes.

Winter Coping Strategies for Animals – and for Us

The winter coping strategies of birds and humans are not so different.