Women’s Fight for Scientific Fieldwork
How did women scientists fit into the naturalists and botanist mix during their earliest days in the field?
The Astounding Adaptations of Long-Distance Flyers
Frigate birds are truly champion fliers. The birds can fly for weeks without stopping. How do they do it?
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Frog Sex (but Were Afraid to Ask)
New research suggests that specific positions may serve to ensure that frog species only mate with their own kind.
The Unlikely Places Where Corals Thrive
Working with local populations to live responsibly with coral reefs may have even better long-term effects than trying to protect said reefs.
Can You Hear It? The Cicadas Are Back
After 17 years quietly developing under the soil, 3 species of periodical cicadas emerged this summer. How do these insects coordinate?
The “Keystone Species” Concept That Transformed Ecology
Dr. Robert Paine's "keystone species" concept was a profound discovery that changed the field of ecology forever.
The Delicious Origins of the Domesticated Blueberry
Frederick Coville and Elizabeth White, two strangers, domesticated the blueberry together. They valued beauty and worked to support local communities.
What Makes Blueberries Superfoods?
Summer is here and with it comes Cyanococcus Vaccinium, otherwise known as the blueberry. These little fruits are ...
No, Trophy Hunting Won’t Protect Wildlife
Killing wildlife to save it isn't a viable strategy. We can create diverse, self-sustaining ecosystems without trophy hunting.
The Amazingly Complex World of Insect Navigation
Dung beetles, ants, and other insects navigate in mysterious ways.