Why Rhinos Need Their Horns
Trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn is banned in most countries, but every effort must be made to turn the consumption of wildlife products from status symbol into stigma.
Warty Pigeons, Dodos, Giant Tortoises, and More: The Extinct Wildlife of Mauritius
Newly discovered Dutch manuscripts describe the extinct wildlife of Mauritius Island.
The Lowdown on Bees and Pesticides
New research suggests that declines in wild bees may be due to a specific pesticide.
Endangered Gorillas’ New Ally – Giant Snails
Giant snail farming may be the only hope to save an endangered gorilla species in Cameroon.
Earth, Wind, and Fire Salamanders
Fire Salamanders' unusual connection to pharmacy
Sex and the Stegosaurus
How do you sex a Stegosaurus? Look at its back plates.
What Happens When You Crack Your Knuckles?
Where does the sound of cracking knuckles come from, and is it dangerous?
The Sound of an Unknown Whale
Researchers might have identified one—and maybe even two—brand new species of whale.
Old Data, New Discoveries: Solving The Paradox of the Plankton
In 1961, G. E. Hutchinson first outlined what he called the paradox of the plankton. Over 50 years later, it may be solved.
The Invincible Tardigrade
Tardigrades, aka water bears, are microscopic animals that are found in virtually any environment on Earth.