Lessons in Senescence: Not All Animals Age the Same
Senescence--age-related decline in health and reproduction–is something we take for granted in humans, but among animals it’s not necessarily the norm.
The Secret Lives of Trees
Trees in the forest communicate with each other through underground networks shaped and assisted by ectomycorrhizal fungi.
The Sad Story of Booming Ben, Last of the Heath Hens
Grassland-dwelling heath hen and prairie chicken populations across the country are in trouble. Loss of habitat continues to threaten their numbers.
Raptors Are Avian Arsonists
Raptors are proving to be great problem-solvers. Falcons, for instance, start their own fires to flush out prey.
Ecoacoustics: The Deafening Silence of Endangered Wildlife
The emerging field of ecoacoustics is the studies how species use sound to coexist and interact across vast areas of land.
Where Do Dogs Come From?
Scientists are determined to uncover the mystery behind man's best friend.
Consider the Octopus
Are octopuses as solitary and introverted as we previously imagined?
Charles Darwin Was One Sick Dude
Charles Darwin was able to pursue his life's work despite suffering from a variety of ailments the doctors could never explain.
The History of the National Wildlife Refuge System
Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been occupied by armed militants since January 2, 2016. But where did the National Wildlife Refuge system come from?
The Sweet Spot: New Study Shows Optimal Group Size for Baboons
A new study on the Amboseli baboons of East Africa shows that there is a “sweet spot,” or optimal group size for surviving predators and gathering food.