Migrating Geese

Why Do Geese Fly in V Formations?

The answer may surprise you.
Holotype of Diplazium grammatoides Fée; Verified by George R. Proctor, 1985/10

Botanist and Murderer? The Strange End of George R. Proctor

The obituary of noted botanist George R. Proctor reveals a surprising story.
Fire

Fire Season is Getting Longer and Longer

A look at how climate change and human influences are changing the dynamics of fire, and the landscape, in the American west.
Broken windows in Prypiat, Chernobyl

Chernobyl: Can Wildlife Return After the Blast?

For 30 years we have assumed that no life would return to Chernobyl after the nuclear disaster there. We may be wrong.

We’re Down to Half the Fish in the Sea

Since the 1970s, half of the world's fish population has disappeared. We trace the history of this ecological disaster.

Venom Found in the Unlikeliest of Animals

Venom is used by some surprising animals, including mammals.

Turtle Shells: More Than Meets the Eye

Turtle shells evolved over time from earlier precursor structures.

Why Urban Crabs Are More Aggressive

Urban crabs are more aggressive than their rural counterparts because of heavy metal contamination.

Drones Stress Out Bears, Too

The effects of drones and planes on animal stress.

Nothing Beats a Dolphin Riding a Whale

Studies of play in dolphins