Coast in Greenland

Do Fossils Always Tell the Truth?

New findings indicate life on earth is older than we thought.
Welikia Manhattan map

What Did Manhattan Look Like in 1609?

The Welikia Project recreates a lost vision of Manhattan, one composed of marshes and forest surrounded by wide, meandering rivers.
recycling plastic bottles

One Way to a Cleaner Ocean? Plastics!

A new technology allows ships to dredge the ocean for plastic, then compress it into bricks. But plastic recycling has proved difficult in the past.
Sleeping dog

Extreme Napping in the Animal Kingdom

Although sleep is ubiquitous for animals with brains, differences in how, why, and for how long animals sleep remain unexplained.

Climate Change’s Winners?

Climate change may be helping some species thrive. But as evidenced by cephalopods and swans, where one species wins, another loses.
A doctor giving a young girl a vaccination

Avoiding Autoimmune Diseases

Avoiding autoimmune disease may depend on your social class and the ecosystems you’re exposed to.
Chimpanzee working with a tool.

The Incredible Range of Chimpanzee Behavior

So why are chimpanzee throwing rocks at trees? And then collecting the rocks in piles to use again?
Camouflage

Teddy Roosevelt Weighs in on the Evolution of Camouflage

In the years after his presidency, Roosevelt sent a letter to The Condor magazine criticizing painter Abbott Thayer's theory of animal camouflage.
Puffins

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.
Wasted rotten apples.

We’re Wasting As Much As Half the Food We Produce

Research suggests that at least half of the food produced is lost before and after it reaches the consumer.