The Cultural Differences in Humpback Whale Songs
One group of researchers found distinct differences among songs from groups of humpback whales that are geographically isolated from each other.
Richard Prum: How Does Beauty Evolve?
Prum speaks on Darwin’s idea of sexual selection, the importance of arbitrary traits, and why he could never choose a favorite species of bird.
How to Make Quicksand Like an Octopus
When it comes to camouflage, the sand octopus has some truly amazing techniques.
The Curious Science of Animal Personalities
Any pet owner can tell you that different pets have different personalities, but actually measuring personality in non-human animals is a challenge.
Why We Can’t Turn Away from Wildlife Cams
Wildlife cams have steadily gained popularity among both scientists and casual observers. But viewers aren't always prepared for wildlife unscripted.
In Defense of Introverted Children
As the mother of an introverted child, I felt unnerved by the reactions of adults around me to my daughter’s quietness.
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.